West Seattle High School PTSA

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When you join your local PTA or PTSA, you become part of our state association and the larger National PTA. Your voice joins tens of thousands across Washington and millions across the United States as advocates for children. A large portion of your membership in the West Seattle HS PTSA goes to support this strong voice advocating for children at the local and state level through a combination of grass roots advocacy and a full-time staff to coordinate those efforts and represent the Association in Olympia.

Washington State PTA Legislative Platform

The current (2015-2016) Legislative Platform includes:

Top Five Issues

  • Fully Fund McCleary
  • Create Positive School Climates through Social Emotional Learning
  • Increasing Capital Funding
  • Increased Access to Higher Education
  • Breakfast After the Bell

Supporting Issues

  • Access, Equity & Opportunity for Students with Disabilities and Special Needs
  • Access to Health and Dental Care
  • Career Development & Training for Paraeducators
  • Closing Opportunity Gaps
  • E-911 Training for Youth
  • Equal Access for English Language Learner (ELL) Students
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Inclusive Special Education
  • Investing in Teacher Professional Learning
  • Paid Sick and Family Leave
  • Playground Safety
  • Regulating Child Restraint and Isolation in Schools

Learn more about the Washington State PTA priority items and the full Legislative Platform on the WSPTA website.

To share your voice, sign up for the any of the following advocacy opportunities:

    • Subscribe to Washington State PTA’s Action E-List
    • Get legislative news and keep up on WSPTA’s advocacy through our Grassroots Connection blog. You can sign up for email updates at the blog site.
    • Network with other advocates via LegTalk, our legislative listserv. Send an email to adminstaff@wastatepta.org and ask to subscribe in “real time” (emails sent as they are posted) or “digest” (one email of all daily posts)