Amendments for General Assembly

The following is the sole process by which the proposals in the 2022 WSSDA General Assembly Handbook may be amended. This process pertains to all proposals in the General Assembly Handbook, regardless of whether the proposal involves the WSSDA Bylaws, Permanent Positions, or Legislative Positions. Note: There will not be an opportunity for live amendments during the assembly for proposals in the 2022 General Assembly Handbook.

Amendment Process

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The General Assembly Handbook includes all proposals scheduled to be voted on by the delegates at the General Assembly. On the same day that the handbook is posted, an email is sent to all WSSDA members, alerting them to the posting of the General Assembly Handbook, and providing them with a link. Any administrative errors identified in the Handbook, such as typos, punctuation, or clearly erroneous information, should be reported to WSSDA staff for correction.
The window for proposing amendments to the proposals in the General Assembly Handbook opens by 8:00 AM on August 15, 2022. All proposed amendments must be:
  • Submitted during the amendment proposal window
  • Adopted by at least one Washington state public school board
  • Submitted via the Amendment Proposal Form
As amendment proposals are submitted, WSSDA staff will post them on the General Assembly website. School boards considering proposing an amendment are encouraged to check these postings to see if they can sign on to an existing proposed amendment rather than submitting an additional amendment. Multiple school boards signing onto the same proposed amendment need to submit the form only once, indicating the other school boards that support the amendment proposal in the appropriate section.
The amendment proposal window closes at 5:00 PM on August 19, 2022. No further amendment proposals will be accepted after this time. For any proposal in the General Assembly Handbook that had only one proposed amendment, that proposed amendment will automatically be brought forward to the General Assembly as a motion to amend the proposal.
In the event that a proposal in the General Assembly Handbook has multiple proposed amendments, an Informal Conference Committee will be established. The committee will include:
  • A representative from each school board that proposed an amendment for that proposal in the General Assembly Handbook;
  • A representative from the school board(s), if any, that originally submitted a proposal to the Resolutions or Legislative Committees; or
  • A member of the Resolutions or Legislative Committee, as applicable, if the committee, rather than a school board initiated the original proposal.
A virtual meeting will be held to review the multiple proposed amendments to a proposal in the General Assembly Handbook. The Informal Conference Committee will seek consensus on a consolidated proposed amendment for consideration at General Assembly.
The Final General Assembly Handbook is comprehensive of all proposals known to be voted on by the delegates at the General Assembly, including proposed amendments as set forth in this process. On the same day that the final handbook is posted, an email is sent to all WSSDA members, alerting them that the Final General Assembly Handbook has been posted and providing them with a link.
All proposals in the Final General Assembly Handbook will be brought before the members for vote at the General Assembly. All final proposed amendments will be considered properly “moved” by virtue of this amendment process. Delegates at General Assembly will first be offered an opportunity to “second the motion” to vote upon each proposed amendment. If seconded, the Delegates will vote on whether to amend the proposal as amended. If the vote to amend is successful, the Delegates will then vote on the proposal as amended. If the vote to amend is not successful, the Delegates will then vote upon the original proposal. As set forth in the General Assembly Handbook, it is possible for the WSSDA Board to bring forward emergency proposals to the General Assembly with four (4) hours’ notice. Because potential emergency proposals are not available during the amendment proposal window, delegates may propose amendments to emergency proposals, if any, during the 2022 General Assembly according to standard parliamentary authority.

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Submitted Amendments

The list below will be updated manually as amendments are received.

  • None received at this time.