General Assembly

PLEASE NOTE: Update 9/2/21
The Handbook is published and Assembly will take place October 29 and 30.

When

October 29 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
October 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where

The assembly will occur virtually using the same platform as last year (Lumi). On the day of the event, participants will visit this page to find a button at the top saying “Enter the Assembly.” But before that time, please register below.

Registration

Registration is FREE and ALL school directors are encouraged to attend! When registering, one person from each board should indicate that they are the board’s designated voting delegate.

PLEASE NOTE: During the event, the ability to vote can easily transfer to another board member if needed, but for the start of the event, we must know in advance who your board’s voting delegate will be.

Purpose and value of assembly

General Assembly is one of the most important school board events of the year. By voting on legislative and permanent positions, the assembly is where school directors update WSSDA’s advocacy platform. Once all voting is finished, and positions adopted, the platform that results will guide all of WSSDA’s advocacy efforts until the next assembly.

Who should come?

All school directors are strongly encouraged to participate. District staff and student board representatives are also welcome, but only school directors may address the assembly and vote per WSSDA policy 1290 and procedure 1290P.

One board one vote

Each school board in the state can appoint one of its members to cast a vote on behalf of their school board. While some boards may select their “leg rep” or board chair, the ability to vote can go to anyone on a board and even transfer to another board member during the event to ensure that board’s ability to continue participating in the assembly. So, while the entire board may participate, only one member may cast a vote on any given proposal.

Membership and Caucus Meetings

Membership meetings are open to WSSDA members and will be held online via Zoom. Please join as you are able.

GroupDateZoom Link
Federal Relations NetworkSept. 14, 6pmRegister
Large Schools CaucusSept. 20, 12pmRegister
Equity & Access CaucusTBDComing soon