Washington PTSA Legislative Priorities

Over 175 voting delegates representing 131 PTAs (including Cherry Crest) and 8 of the 12 regions of the state came together and decided the Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2022-24.  Washington State PTA will advocate in favor of legislation supporting these priorities during the upcoming state legislative session in Olympia. WSPTA’s advocacy work is directed by member-approved issuesresolutions and principles.  One new resolution and three amended resolutions were also approved.

Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2022-2024:

  1. Addressing the Student Mental Health Crisis
  2. Addressing Critical Gaps in Educational Funding
  3. Preventing and Reducing Gun Violence and Suicide
  4. Addressing Funding, Inclusion and Supports in Special Education
  5. Building and Maintaining Safer School Facilities

WSPTA also supported Issues:

  • Creating a Diverse and Effective Educator Workforce
  • Expanding School Construction Funding Options
  • Harnessing the Benefits of Mastery-based Learning
  • Improving Equitable Identification and Access for Highly Capable Students
  • Increasing Education Equity by Closing the Digital Divide
  • Increasing Support for Equitable Family Engagement
  • Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change
  • Supporting a Meaningful High School Diploma

New Resolution:
4.16 Equitable and Impactful Family Engagement in Education

Amended Resolutions:
2.23 Gun Violence Prevention and Safety – Students and School Staff
18.36 Equitable Access to Highly Capable Services
18.40 Equitable Access and Improved Outcomes for Students with Disabilities