Legislative Assembly — September 21 & 22
Legislative Assembly is an annual event where school board directors vote on and prioritize WSSDA's legislative positions. This important event sets the course for WSSDA's legislative advocacy efforts, therefore, all school directors are strongly encouraged to participate.
District staff are also welcome to attend, but only school directors may
address the assembly and vote per applicable WSSDA policy and
procedure (1290, and 1290P).
- Spokane’s Davenport Grand Hotel
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201
Registration and Scholarships
The registration fee is $225. A limited number of scholarships are available for eligible school directors. Learn more.
The Washington School Boards' Educational Foundation is pleased to offer a handful of scholarships to cover the registration fee for current school board directors to participate in and serve as their district’s voting delegate at WSSDA’s 2018 Legislative Assembly. Scholarships will be prioritized and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to no more than one current school director per district who is:
- Committed to attending the entire Legislative Assembly event (September 21 and 22 in Spokane); and
- From a school district that has not participated in WSSDA’s Legislative Assembly for at least the past two (2) years
If this interests your district, please complete the scholarship application no later than close-of-business (5:00 p.m.) on Friday, July 20, 2018. For districts applying for a delegate scholarship, please don’t register that individual for the assembly until you know whether or not you’ve received the scholarship. You will be notified as to the status of your district’s application no later than July 31, 2018
At 12 p.m. on August 9, and again on September 7, we will hold a webinar in which we go over the positions that will be presented at Legislative Assembly. We'll also go over the parliamentary procedure that helps us run a smooth assembly and there will be time for questions from attendees. The presenters will be Jessica Vavrus and Logan Endres of WSSDA's Government Relations branch plus Carrie Sorensenn, chair of WSSDA's Legislative Committee. Sign up here.