Washington State PTA Survey

Hi PTA Members and Supporters of Olympic Hills,

 Every Fall  the WA State PTA (WSPTA) votes on the WA State PTA Legislative Short-term platform and Resolutions. This year the existing platform is expanded and there are 4 new resolutions and 7 short-term issues  up for a vote.

We need to hear from YOU, our  PTA Members on each of these issues so our delegates can represent our PTA’s voice. Here’s the links you need – but  HURRY the survey closes on MIDNIGHTMonday, 10/9.  

–          Survey Link: Seattle Council Survey

–          More info on the issues and the current WA State PTA platform:

o   2017 WSPTA Legislative Assembly Voter’s Guide: WSPTA Legislative Assembly Guide

o   WSPTA Legislative Platform (including current Resolutions): Board Positions and Resolutions

The WSPTA current short-term platform includes the following issues and your voice will help decide which issues to add. These positions help us advocate at both the state and district levels. So please take the survey ASAP.

–          2016-2018 WSPTA TOP 5 SHORT-TERM ISSUES:  1. Social Emotional Learning, 2. Amply Fund Basic Education,  3. Closing the Opportunity Gap, 4. Standards for Para-Educators and 5. Breakfast After the Bell

–          Also Supported Issues (Alphabetical order): Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Children, Engaging Families in Student Success, Post-Secondary/Higher Education Access and Affordability, Removing Barriers to Implementing ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and Restorative Justice and School Safety (school discipline )

Next year,  and all even years, a new Short-term platform will determined.  If there’s an issue important to you or our PTA, please contact WA state Region 6 Legislative Chair Heidi Bennett heidi@bennettdirect.net or Hillary Shaw, legchair@scptsa.org,  our Seattle Council PTA Legislative State chair. New platform submissions are due May 1, 2018.

Thank you for being a member of Olympic Hills PTA and for making your voice heard. Take the Seattle Council Survey ASAP before it closes on 10/9.

Sincerely,

Ann Hilman
OHE PTA President

 P.S.  Seattle Council PTSA is co-sponsoring  Seattle School Board  Candidate Forum, on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7pm at the Centilia Cultural Center. With so many issues facing our schools, this is an important event to attend.