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 2023 General Assembly will be a hybrid event. There will be an in-person and virtual option for participation.
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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.
Jump to sections in the video to hear school directors answer:
0:04 – Why is it important to attend the WSSDA General Assembly?
2:06 – Why is it important for small school districts to attend General Assembly?
4:47 – How do you prepare for General Assembly?
6:53 – What is your advice for first-time attendees?
8:44 – What is your favorite thing about General Assembly?