Every school director is encouraged to attend the hybrid General Assembly. In-person attendees should register in advance. Virtual attendees register only if they are a delegate for their board. Non-delegate virtual attendees don’t need to register; they will simply click the “Enter the General Assembly” button that will appear at the top of the General Assembly page.
From start to finish of any given proposal up for a vote, only one school director per board can speak or vote by logging in to the assembly with their board’s delegate login. While logged in with those credentials, that board member is acting as the “delegate” for his/her school board. Between proposals, other officially seated school directors from the same school board may assume the role of delegate by using their board’s voting login to enter the General Assembly.
As stated above, between proposals, when discussion and voting for one proposal is complete, and the next one has not yet started, that’s when your board can change who is acting as your board’s delegate.
Changing your board’s delegate, or “swapping credentials,” is as easy as logging out and then letting another member of your board login with the delegate login credentials assigned to your school board.
If for some reason the first person doesn’t log out, the electronic system will simply kick them out when another member of the same board logs in. This is how the electronic system automatically limits votes to one per district.
If your board gathers together to attend the assembly virtually or in-person, there are important steps to take. Those steps and more are outlined on our General Assembly and OPMA webpage.
If you have any trouble during the event, virtual attendees should email firstname.lastname@example.org. WSSDA staff will closely monitor that inbox throughout the event. Before that happens, it might be helpful to update your board members’ contact information here. That way, if we need to reach somebody to help them participate, we’ll know how to get in touch with them.