Leg Reps Learn

The Leg Reps Learn webinar series is for school board members to learn from experts, students, legislators and fellow school board members. The webinars will help legislative representatives engage with their peers and lawmakers in preparation for the WSSDA General Assembly plus the next legislative session. All school board members are welcome! Recordings are posted below.

2021 Webinar Schedule

Each webinar starts at noon.

July 13 – Special Education

Join us from 12 – 1:30 pm to explore the topic of special education with Representatives Pollet and Ybarra and Glenna Gallo, OSPI’s Assistant Superintendent of Special Education. This meeting is designed to help school board members, especially legislative representatives, engage with their peers in preparation for the WSSDA General Assembly in September and the upcoming legislative session. All school board members are welcome to attend.

July 27 – Mastery-Based Learning
August 10 – Early Learning and Childcare
August 24 – Construction and Simple Majority
September 7 – Topic to be determined
October 12 – Digital Equity
October 26 – Elections and Ballots
November 9 – Graduation/Pathways
November 30 – Student Nutrition
December 7 – Funding Formulas

Past Webinars

Mental Health – Recorded June 15

A discussion about mental health in Washington public schools with Avanti Bergquist, Psychiatrist and School Board Member at Renton School District, Rep Lisa Callan, and a student from the Richland School District.

View the PowerPoint

June 29 – Dual Credit/College in the High School — No recording.

Reoccurring Webinar Agenda

Each webinar will follow a similar agenda to include:

  • WSSDA advocacy cycle
  • Legislative platform
  • Perspectives from the field
  • Legislator insights
  • Student voice
  • Director discussion

Staff Contacts

Marissa Rathbone
Strategic Advocacy Director

Logan Endres
Strategic Advocacy Coordinator