Save the date – General Assembly: September 30 – Oct 1

As the school year ends and you transition to summer schedules, please remember to save the date for General Assembly. As one of WSSDA’s biggest and most important events for school boards, participation at General Assembly is your opportunity to provide direct input to…

Registration open for the WSSDA Annual Conference!

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School directors, superintendents, and other educators are invited to register for one of the most significant events in the state focused on public education. WSSDA’s 2022 Annual Conference will be at the Spokane Convention Center from November 17-19, featuring specialized training sessions, accomplished keynote…

Changes Coming to Open Public Meetings on June 1

Governor Inslee terminated and rescinded Proclamation 20-28.14, with the termination effective 12:01 AM on June 1, 2022. When the termination takes effect, the laws governing Washington’s open public meetings won’t simply revert to their pre-pandemic version. Instead, there will be a few changes based…

Advocacy Happens Year-Round: Join our Advocacy Insights Discussion

Are you a school board member who hopes to be more effective in advocating for your district’s needs? Do you wish you had stronger relationships with your school board colleagues across the state? Would you like to know how WSSDA’s advocacy can complement and…

Call for Student Performers

WSSDA is looking for student singers, dancers, poets, or other types of performers to share their skills during the 2022 WSSDA Annual Conference in Spokane on November 18-19. One of the highlights of the conference is the wide variety of talented students showcasing their…

Become a presenter at the 2022 WSSDA Annual Conference

WSSDA is seeking proposals for breakout sessions at the 2022 Annual Conference. Could you be a presenter? About you: You’re mindful, aware, and willing to share strategies that support district or school board leadership and student success. Your mind seeks discussion and shared solutions…

GET THE SPRING ISSUE OF WSSDA DIRECT

How do you know we’re listening to our members and community? WSSDA Direct is a quarterly publication highlighting member experiences and dialogues. The 2022 Spring edition captures the spirit of renewal, and long-awaited adjustments to previous hurdles. That’s a wrap! The Strategic Advocacy and…

WSSDA Platform Revision Window Open through April 20

April 1-20 is every school board’s opportunity to propose a revision, retirement, or addition to WSSDA’s platform of 239 positions. School boards will vote on whether or not to adopt proposals at WSSDA’s annual general assembly in the fall. What’s needed? Substantive revisions or…

Elevating Student Voice In K-12 Education Governance

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WSSDA’s student representative network is the statewide hub for Washington youth serving as student board representatives on their local school board. Since its inception last fall, the network has been meeting every two weeks. The students have focused on building connections with each other, learning about…

Relevance, Clarity, and Representation—Why School Directors have April to Propose Revisions to WSSDA’s Platform

Once a year, all the boards of public school districts in the state can propose revisions to WSSDA’s advocacy platform. For 2022, the revision window will be open April 1-20. Revision occurs if a board submits a proposal in the spring, and WSSDA members…