Post-Assembly: Prioritizing Legislative Positions

Post-Assembly: Prioritizing Legislative Positions

All school districts in Washington state are eligible to prioritize legislative positions, regardless of attendance at the General Assembly. New this year, student representatives are also eligible to participate in the process. See below for more information and contact WSSDA’s Strategic Advocacy team if you have any questions.

Before prioritizing legislative positions you’ll first need to:

1. Review the legislative positions

Legislative positions can be found in the assembly handbook starting on page 27.

2. Determine your board’s top 20 positions

To help you with this process you can:

After General Assembly you can:

3. See the final list of legislative positions

The final list of legislative positions can be found at wssda.org/positions. After reviewing the positions, consider any changes to your district’s priority positions and consult with your board, if needed.

4. Rank your district’s top 15 legislative positions

The prioritization ranking form will be sent out on Monday, November 1st and must be submitted by 12:00 noon on Friday, November 5th.

  • For districts attending General Assembly, the form will be sent to your voting delegate.
  • For districts not attending General Assembly, the form will be sent to your board president and legislative representative.
  • Student representatives also have the opportunity to prioritize the legislative positions. The prioritization ranking form will be sent to all student representatives in WSSDA’s distribution list.
    • If your student representative is not yet signed up, you can sign them up.

5. Review WSSDA’s legislative priorities with your board (mid-November).

  • Identify stories and data to support each priority.
  • Contact your legislators to share the priorities, stories, and supporting data.

Looking for more on General Assembly?

General Assembly FAQ

To allow time to prepare the online voting system we ask that delegates register no later than Monday, October 25. After this deadline, please email assembly@wssda.org for assistance.
Yes. Please refer to your confirmation email. There is a View and Manage link at the bottom of this email that will take you directly to Eventbrite to update your order. If you have any issues with accessing your order or have further questions please email assembly@wssda.org and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.
Cancel your registration online by referring to your confirmation email. There is a View and Manage link at the bottom of that email that will take you directly to Eventbrite to cancel your order. You may also email Antonio at t.gonzalez@wssda.org. In the email, please include the school district name and the name of each registrant you are cancelling for.

The complete list of permanent and legislative positions can be found on our website. The handbook will be posted on the General Assembly page, available to download, by August 24th.

The Leg Reps Learn webinars provide context for many of the positions and potential priorities of our legislature. Take some time before General Assembly to review the recorded webinars and read the Interim overviews.

A General Assembly “Know Before You Go” webinar will be held October 19th as part of the Leg Reps Learn series and recorded for later viewing. To join the live webinar, register here. Additional materials and resources to support your learning will be posted on this event website.

Emergency proposals, if any, will be considered if received by 3:00 PM on October 27, 2021.

Questions?

Staff contact

Contact:

Marissa Rathbone
Strategic Advocacy
360-481-5842

Logan Endres
Strategic Advocacy Coordinator
360-742-4435