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!

Upcoming Webinars

Each webinar starts at noon. Recordings are posted below.

  • August 10 – Early Learning and Childcare
  • August 24 – Construction and Simple Majority
  • September 14 – General Assembly Orientation
  • October 19 – General Assembly “Know Before You Go”
  • October 26 – Digital Equity
  • November 9 – Graduation/Pathways
  • November 30 – Student Nutrition
  • December 7 – Funding Formulas

Recorded Webinars

General Assembly: Know Before You Go

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General Assembly Orientation
School Construction and Simple Majority

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Early Learning and Child Care

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Mastery-Based Learning — Recorded July 27

Thank you to our special guests, Senator Lisa Wellman, chair of the Senate’s Early Learning and K-12 Committee; Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, chair of the House Education Committee; Alissa Muller, director of the Mastery-based Learning Collaborative for the State Board of Education; and Ashley Lin, graduate of Camas School District’s Union High School for joining this webinar. View the presentation slides.

Special Education – Recorded July 13

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. View the presentation slides.

Dual Credit/College in the High School
Recorded June 29

Includes a presentation about dual credit programs by Katherine Mahoney, Assistant Director of Policy for System & School Improvement at OSPI, a presentation by Representatives Dave Paul and April Berg, and a student representative from the Yakima School District. View the presentation slides.

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. Slide Decks: Advocating for Mental Health and Avanti Bergquist: Mental Health in Schools

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Recurring Agenda Items

In addition to a new special topic, each webinar will 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