The 2021 Legislative Session will look differently than anything we have ever seen before, as legislators move to a mostly “virtual” session. What will not be new is the ongoing concern about education impacts from legislative decisions. With a potentially difficult state fiscal situation, budget reductions will be contemplated—and K–12 education will not be exempt from the conversation.
Registration is $195 per person.
WSSDA and WASBO Members: Please use the login credentials delivered to you via email on December 15.
Please contact Lisa Gehman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.489.3640 with registration questions.
This year, Regional Planning Meetings will occur before the conference and will be organized by legislative district. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the conference’s “hot topics” and coordinate logistics for meetings with legislators.
Our Week on the Hill meetings with Legislators will be held via Zoom. The meeting schedule will be posted here in early February.
Please contact WSSDA at email@example.com with questions related to the Week on the Hill.
Sunday’s program will include:
WASA, WSSDA, and WASBO Presidents
State of the State of Education
Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction, OSPI
Governor’s Education Priorities
Governor Jay Inslee (recorded)
The State Budget: A Deeper Dive
Emily Makings, Washington Research Council
Interviews with Legislators
Representative Alex Ybarra, Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, Senator Lisa Wellman, Senator Brad Hawkins
To be named
Advocacy and Sharing your Story Keynote
John Draper, NSPRA Consultant
Hot Topics with Q&A
Dan Steele, Assistant Executive Director, Government Relations, WASA
Marissa Rathbone, Director, Strategic Advocacy, WSSDA
The finalized agenda will be posted as soon as it is available.
If a majority of your board is attending Legislative Conference, please view these considerations to ensure you are not in violation of the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA).