General Assembly is one of the most important school board events of the year. By voting on legislative and permanent positions, the assembly is where school directors update WSSDA’s advocacy platform. Once all voting is finished, and positions adopted, the platform that results will guide all of WSSDA’s advocacy efforts until the next assembly.
The virtual assembly’s voting and discussion will occur over two days:
Directors will be able to enter the virtual assembly from 8:30 a.m. to ensure their technology is ready to go for the 9 a.m. kick-off.
While subject to change, this schedule is an approximation of how we expect the assembly to proceed.
There is no registration because the assembly is FREE and ALL school directors are encouraged to attend!
On the days of the assembly, all school directors simply need to click the blue button at the top of this page which says “Enter the General Assembly.”
This brief video will show how to use the platform to watch and participate in the assembly.
All school directors are strongly encouraged to participate. District staff and student board representatives are also welcome, but only school directors may address the assembly and vote per WSSDA policy 1290 and procedure 1290P.
Each school board in the state can appoint one of its members to cast a vote on behalf of their school board. While some boards may select their “leg rep” or board chair, the ability to vote can go to anyone on a board and even transfer to another board member during the event to ensure that board’s ability to continue participating in the assembly. So, while the entire board may participate, only one member may cast a vote on any given proposal.