PTA Takes Action: Special Education Funding

Contact the House Appropriations Committee about their budget TODAY The House Budget for Washington State was released on Monday and will be voted on this Friday before it moves on to the Senate. They are proposing a mere $70 million per biennium increase in funding for special education for the entire state. Seattle Public Schools…

Advocate for the Kids from Home!

Focus Day may have been cancelled because of the weather but our voices on important issues can still be heard! WA State PTA has sent out the below action alert to contact your legislators with a message to support legislation that fully funds education and supports 1.1 million students of Washington to have the best…

Advocacy Corner – January 2019

Welcome to 2019, Let the WA State Legislative Session Begin! On January 14, 2019 the Washington State Legislative session will kick off.  This is a long session and a budget year so lawmakers will head back to Olympia to determine the state budget and what and how things will be paid for.  There are many…

So…fundraising and the PTA…Can we talk?

Written by Vanessa Longacre-Wilcox, Advocacy Chair TAKE THE SURVEY Many of you have probably seen the story from KUOW about local Seattle PTAs and the disparities between fundraising in schools in our area. The article talks about how some PTAs raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and some don’t have the ability to raise anything…

WHAT ISSUES ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! HURRY –ELECTRONIC SURVEY CLOSES MIDNIGHT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018. Take this Washington State PTA online survey to help our PTA delegates vote on the TOP 5 issues that are most important to your school at the Legislative Assembly in late October. The issues supporting the “Health, Education & Welfare” of our students cover a…

Your voice matters!

Your voice matters!  How to advocate for Students and Families within the Public School System! You see something that you think needs changing, you want to do something, but how? Who has the power to make decisions? How can you advocate on important issues?  The Public School System is complex. This list is meant to…

BEX V & Alki Elementary Building Updates

Alki Elementary is currently scheduled to be included in building improvement plans for BEX V. As a community we’ll want to make sure to have our voices and concerns heard as decisions are being made. If you have ideas about how to get involved or want to help coordinate community involvement about this topic. Please…

Washington State Legislative News

The Washington State Legislative Session is coming to an end this week and with it changes that impact our kids. The Washington State PTA Blog has been doing a great job tracking education and child advocacy related Bills. You can dive into more detail here: https://www.wastatepta.org/blog/

Let’s Somehow Find a Way to Do Something About This

As I approached the school the Friday before winter break our flags were (again) at half-staff. Sadly, this happens often enough that I don’t always know why the flags are lowered. But I knew why as I approached the Friday before break. We were mourning along-side parents and students across the nation for the events…