Week on the Hill Legislator Meetings

March 15–19, 2021

Week on the Hill is an opportunity for superintendents, school directors, and business officials to meet with their legislators.

Hot topics

These meetings are designed to discuss the large hot topics and small hot topics released at the WASA, WASBO, WSSDA Legislative Conference.

  • The large hot topics includes the three conference priorities with background information and context, so you have a better understanding of the issues.
  • The small hot topics summarizes our specific requests of legislators. This will help you to focus your messaging, but also can be used to send to legislators as a follow-up to your conversations.

Meet with your Legislator

Before you sign up 

Have a look at the meetings that are scheduled to date. The meeting spreadsheet will be updated as information becomes finalized with legislative staff.

Sign up by March 12

Please sign up for meetings with the legislators of your choice by March 12. Zoom links for the meetings will be provided separately, on or around March 12.

Student advocates – meet with your statewide elected officials

These meetings are scheduled specifically for students to advocate for and tell stories to support our conference hot topics. (See dates, times and who is attending.) These meetings also provide the opportunity for various statewide elected officials to share how they are prioritizing the conference hot topics.

SIGN UP for student meetings by email Logan Endres, WSSDA’s strategic advocacy coordinator.

Plan for Week on the Hill

Be sure to register for your legislative district’s planning meeting before meeting with your legislator!

Use our virtual backgrounds

Use this quick guide to view and download the WASA, WASBO, and WSSDA virtual backgrounds.

Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) Requirements

Regarding WSSDA legislator planning meetings (March 8-12):

WSSDA encourages attendees to bring no more than two board members to the legislator planning meetings. If you are planning otherwise, you must advertise a special meeting and provide the registration link to the meeting you’re attending.

Regarding meetings with your legislators (March 15-19):

WSSDA encourages attendees to bring no more than two board members per meeting with your legislators.

See more on OPMA

Questions

Contact us at onthehill@wssda.org