A Unifying Voice: School Board Directors Plan Advocacy for Washington’s 2023 Legislative Session

You need to be an optimist to advocate. And in about 60 days, a lot of optimists will converge on Olympia when Washington state’s 2023 legislative session begins. When it does, Washington’s 1,477 school board members will have a one-page document to complement their…

School Directors Vote on WSSDA Positions

General Assembly

On September 30 and October 1, school directors statewide participated in the Washington State School Directors’ Association’s (WSSDA’s) annual General Assembly. Directors discussed the pros and cons of over 70 different proposals for adding, subtracting, and updating the contents of WSSDA’s legislative and permanent…

Final Version of 2022 General Assembly Handbook is Here

final 2022 handbook is here

The final version of the 2022 WSSDA General Assembly handbook is now available! You’ll see the word “Final” in the lower left corner of the cover. There are no substantive changes from the initial version. The virtual doors of General Assembly will open at 8:30 a.m. on Sept….

State Laws and WSSDA Positions—Comparing How they Come to Be

Who remembers the catchy song ‘I’m Just a Bill’ from the beloved Schoolhouse Rock?  Describing how a bill comes to be, this song outlines the process in which a bill is signed into law. WSSDA proposals follow a similar process on their way to…

Through August 19, Amendment Window Open for WSSDA Position Proposals at General Assembly

amendment window open

From now through 5 p.m. this Friday, August 19, school boards can submit amendments to the proposals up for a vote at the WSSDA General Assembly. The proposals are listed in the assembly handbook.   School directors were emailed a link to an amendments…

The Handbook for WSSDA’s 2022 General Assembly is Online

The handbook for WSSDA’s 2022 General Assembly is now available! The handbook shows everything that is currently slated to be up for a vote at the virtual assembly on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. After Aug 19, there will be a second, final version of the…

Save the date – General Assembly: September 30 – Oct 1

As the school year ends and you transition to summer schedules, please remember to save the date for General Assembly. As one of WSSDA’s biggest and most important events for school boards, participation at General Assembly is your opportunity to provide direct input to…

Everything you need for General Assembly

To kick off the week of General Assembly, WSSDA has a couple of new webpages to help you better find your General Assembly information. Look below to see what can be found on each page! General Assembly landing page On the General Assembly landing page,…

WSSDA General Assembly Rescheduled to Oct 29 and 30

Registration is open for WSSDA’s rescheduled General Assembly, which will now be held virtually. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, October 29, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the following day. The event handbook has also been…

The Year of Virtual Events

2020 was a year of unexpected change and adaptation. For WSSDA, a part of that adaptation was shifting our normally in-person events to virtual formats. But was the outcome better than expected? The First-Ever General Assembly The 2020 WSSDA General Assembly was the first…