General Assembly

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.

When is the 2022 Assembly?

The virtual assembly’s voting and discussion will occur over two days:

  • September 30, 2022 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • October 1, 2022 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration is FREE and ALL school directors are encouraged to attend! When registering, one person from each board should indicate that they are the board’s designated voting delegate.

Where

The assembly will occur virtually using the same platform as last year (Lumi). On the day of the event, participants will visit this page to find a button at the top saying “Enter the Assembly.” Registration will open in August.

Who should come?

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.

One board one vote

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.

Timeline

  • April-June
    Analyze Results from Proposal Window, Legislative and Resolutions Committee Proposal Writing
  • Aug. 1
    Open Registration
  • Aug. 8
    Release: Handbook v1
  • August TBD
    Amendment Window
  • Sept. 1
    Release Final Handbook
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1
    General Assembly
  • Oct. 3 – 10
    Position Prioritization Process

Handbook

The 2022 handbook will publish in late summer.

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