- Deb Merle
Director of Government Relations
- Tricia Kimbrough
March 1-2, 2015
Red Lion Hotel and the Washington State Capitol
Held each year in Olympia, the Legislative Conference/Day on the Hill helps school board directors, superintendents and other district leaders hone their advocacy skills as they meet one-on-one with legislators to support proposals passed by the Legislative Assembly. It is also a great opportunity to hear the latest updates on policy and budget issues, and to network with your colleagues.
This conference is held jointly with the Washington Association of School Administrators and the Washington Association of Business Officials.
- $195 per person before February 13
- $250 per person after February 13
- $20 per person special student rate
There is a $75 charge for cancellations after February 13. You will be charged the full amount if you do not show up for the conference.
Download full program here (PDF).
Sunday, March 1, 2015 | Red Lion Hotel
11:30 a.m. Registration opens
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
1:15 p.m. Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn
1:30 p.m. David Schumacher, OFM Director
2:00 p.m. Republican Education Funding & Policy Panel
2:45 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Democrat Education Funding & Policy Panel
4:00 p.m. Hot Topics
5:00 p.m. Regional Caucus Meetings - WSSDA Director Areas
| WASA Regions
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Governor Jay Inslee
7:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
Monday, March 2, 2015 | Red Lion Hotel and Washington State Capitol
7:30 a.m. Diversity Caucus, Red Lion
All interested board members welcome.
7:30 a.m. Day on the Hill Kick-off, Columbia Room, Capitol
Meetings with legislators are held throughout the morning.
View draft meeting schedule here
11:30 a.m. Closing Ceremony, Columbia Room, Capitol
The Columbia Room is open for coffee and casual networking until 4:00 p.m.
When making room reservations, ask for the WSSDA/WASA/WASBO Legislative Conference
- Red Lion Hotel
2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502
Rates: $105.95 single; $115.95 double; $125.95 triple
Cut-off date: February 9
The Red Lion Hotel is full. Please contact Connie Lauderdale if you need assistance locating an alternate hotel.
- Governor Hotel
621 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501
360.352.7700 or email Ryan Kang
Rate: $98.00 double queen or king
Cut-off date: February 15
- The Red Lion offers their guests a 12-seat shuttle that goes anywhere in a 4 mile radius and is available by reservation.
- The Dash shuttle runs from downtown to Capitol Hill. View schedule here.
- If driving to the capitol, please allow plenty of time to find parking. All parking lots near the legislative buildings require a fee.