A Unifying Voice: School Board Directors Plan Advocacy for Washington’s 2023 Legislative Session

You need to be an optimist to advocate. And in about 60 days, a lot of optimists will converge on Olympia when Washington state’s 2023 legislative session begins. When it does, Washington’s 1,477 school board members will have a one-page document to complement their…

Cascade, Walla Walla, and North Thurston named School Boards of the Year

Inspect, Identify, Inspire: Boards of Distinction Program

30 Washington School Boards recognized as Boards of Distinction The Cascade, Walla Walla, and North Thurston School Boards have been named the 2022 school Boards of the Year. These three boards were selected for the highest level of recognition among 30 boards named as 2022…

School Directors Electing Peers to WSSDA Leadership Positions

Vote now

Until midnight of October 16, school directors are voting in the Washington State School Directors’ Association’s (WSSDA’s) regional elections to fill positions on committees and the WSSDA board of directors. Open positions vary by region, but elected positions within WSSDA include: WSSDA Board Officers…

School Directors Vote on WSSDA Positions

General Assembly

On September 30 and October 1, school directors statewide participated in the Washington State School Directors’ Association’s (WSSDA’s) annual General Assembly. Directors discussed the pros and cons of over 70 different proposals for adding, subtracting, and updating the contents of WSSDA’s legislative and permanent…

Final Slate Set for WSSDA Elections

final slate set for WSSDA elections

Voting in WSSDA’s elections will occur October 1-16, 2022. Voting is conducted via an anonymized, unique ballot link emailed to each public school director on file with WSSDA. If you’re a currently-seated public school board member, update your email address with WSSDA to ensure you receive a…

Former Student Board Representative Speaks at OSPI Press Conference

OSPI's zoom press conference

Zachary Glenn, a 2022 graduate of Kennewick School District and former student representative on the Kennewick board, spoke at a press conference last week held by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) about their proposal for universal free school meals. “Whether it’s…

Building Knowledge and Relationships: WSSDA Committee Member Joins Board of Natural Resources Retreat

Jim Stoffer and Hilary Franz

Jim Stoffer, WSSDA Trust Lands Advisory Committee member and Sequim School Director, represented WSSDA last week at the Board of Natural Resources Annual Retreat held in the straits and coastal region of the North Olympic Peninsula. Jim joined Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Hilary…

Boards of Distinction Application Deadline Extended to Thursday, September 15

The number of applications for the Boards of Distinction program has been increasing in recent years. To facilitate additional applications, the deadline has been extended to midnight on September 15. About the Boards of Distinction Program WSSDA’s Boards of Distinction program is about helping…

Final Version of 2022 General Assembly Handbook is Here

final 2022 handbook is here

The final version of the 2022 WSSDA General Assembly handbook is now available! You’ll see the word “Final” in the lower left corner of the cover. There are no substantive changes from the initial version. The virtual doors of General Assembly will open at 8:30 a.m. on Sept….

Filing Window Open for WSSDA Elections

call for elections

Visit wssda.org/Elections to see what positions are open for your WSSDA Director Area and to access the filing form. If school directors would like to run for a position, the filing window closes at 5 p.m. on September 16.