Every Child. One Voice.

WSPTA 2020 Legislative Assembly

leg assemblyOver the weekend of October 24th, child advocates from across the state came together virtually to learn, debate and vote on WSPTA’s legislative priorities for 2020-2021 year and will focus its advocacy efforts on the following during the upcoming 2021 legislative session:  Top 5 Legislative Priorities:

  1. Increase Access to Nursing, Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning Staff
  2. Support Students and Preserve Education Funding
  3. Increasing Educational Equity by Closing the Digital Divide
  4. Supports and Funding for Students with Disabilities
  5. Prevent and Reduce Gun Violence and Suicide

The 2021-2021 WSPTA Supported Issues include:

  • Equitable Identification and Services for Highly Capable Students
  • Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change
  • Safe School Plans and Emergency Preparedness

Delegates also voted on a new Long-term Legislative Principle (“anti-racism, anti-discrimination, anti-oppression”) and added eight new Resolutions to the platform, allowing PTAs to support the following and advocate at the school, district, city and state levels: • Cultural Access Programs and Expanded Learning Opportunities • School Nutrition, Breakfast and Lunch Policies • Equitable Access to Recess, Play, Unstructured Time and Physical Activity • Social Emotional Learning and Student Success • Restorative Justice and Improving Student Outcomes • Dismantling Institutional and Systemic Racism • Improving Access and Outcome in Special Education • Supporting K-12 Career and Technical Education • Mitigating the Health Effects of Climate Change amendment   There is a lot of work ahead to ensure that every child reaches their potential. Join in advocating for kids! For details, email Kellogg’s Legislative Chair and visit the WSPTA Advocacy page.

For any questions, about the above information, contact Silje Sodal at advocacy@kelloggptsa.org

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

The Kellogg PTSA fundraises for the year that follows, therefore 2021-2022. We are not able to have our normal fundraising in-person events so we need your help. Please support this AND next year's PTSA community programs, events and student enrichment by donating today. No contribution is too small! Let's work together to make our children's middle school years as great as it can be!
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For Fundraising questions please contact Chris Nelson at fundraising@kelloggptsa.org