School Funding Coalition Releases 2022 Legislative Priorities

The School Funding Coalition is comprised of seven statewide education associations, including WSSDA, representing almost 8,000 school district leaders from our state’s 295 school districts. We bring a front-line understanding of school district financing and education funding issues. The Coalition convened to speak with…

WSSDA’s 2022 Legislative Priorities

WSSDA’s 2022 legislative priorities are here! This year, our priorities will emphasize the need for investments in special education and mental health supports, plus adjustments to funding allocations that better reflect actual district needs. WSSDA’s 2022 Legislative Priorities have been outlined in an easy-to-read one-page document. How to use the one-pager School directors…

Expand your horizons with Leadership WSSDA

Over the past 16 years, more than 200 school directors have spent a year exploring their leadership capacity with a small group of colleagues from around the state through the Leadership WSSDA program. About Leadership WSSDA Leadership WSSDA is designed to let experienced school…

2021 Election Results

Below are results for the Fall 2021 Director Area elections and for the Federal Relations Network. WSSDA Board of Directors DA 3 Rick Maloney, University Place DA 7 Aurora Flores, Manson DA 10 Greta White, Endicott Resolutions Committee DA 1 Ken Christoferson, Stanwood Camano…

Federal Way—StickING to the Strategic Plan

In the best of times, school boards may face a variety of challenging issues. Normally, they might encounter enough thorny issues to fill a box, but the past year has presented enough challenges to fill a box truck! With so many twists and turns…

Student Representative Network Meetings Begin

The Student Representative Network (SRN) kicked off on October 19 with their first meeting! The network was created to support and connect student school board representatives while fostering their growth as leaders. In the network’s first meeting, the group did just that. The First…

2021 Boards of the Year Are Announced

The Goldendale, Steilacoom and Auburn School Boards have been named the 2021 school Boards of the Year. These three boards were chosen from a field of 34 boards which had been named earlier as Boards of Distinction. This year’s focus This year’s Boards of…

WSSDA Elects New Vice President

After a successful run-off election, members of the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) have elected school board member Sandy Hayes of the Northshore School District as the next vice president of WSSDA. Hayes will join the newly elected president-elect, Ron Mabry of Kennewick…

A Letter to Principals from WSSDA Executive Director Tim Garchow

Dear Principals,  In recognition of National Principals Month, I’d like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for the enormous amount of work, dedication, and ingenuity you’ve displayed in navigating the ongoing challenges in K-12 public education.  Thanks to…

Everything you need for General Assembly

To kick off the week of General Assembly, WSSDA has a couple of new webpages to help you better find your General Assembly information. Look below to see what can be found on each page! General Assembly landing page On the General Assembly landing page,…