What does the future hold for education in the state Legislature? What do some students care about in the development of public education? And what will happen with special education? These are just some of the questions asked in the videos below.
They aren’t a crystal ball, but these videos are intended to help school directors glimpse the future and inform their thinking while they prepare for WSSDA’s General Assembly.
State of Education – Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education
Listen as Senator Wellman to shares her perspective on senate education priorities in the upcoming session, answering questions such as:
State of Education – House Education Committee
Watch as Committee Chair Representative Santos and Ranking Minority Member Representative Steele share their perspectives on:
The State of Broadband Access in Washington
Hear about the state of broadband access in Washington from panelists:
Budget Basics and Beyond — A view from the hill
Listen as WSSDA’s lobbying consultant, Brian Sims, shares his perspective on where we have been, where we are now, and where we might be headed with the state budget.
Learn from our state expert on all things Special Education, Glenna Gallo, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education with OSPI, in preparation for the school year ahead.
Hear Amina (Everett SD) and Finn (Port Townsend), two student board representatives, share their perspective on current issues for school directors to consider as they navigate the 2020-2021 school year.
This year WSSDA will host its first-ever General Assembly (made virtual due to COVID-19). This event is where school directors will define WSSDA’s values and set its course in the upcoming legislative session. Learn more about General Assembly and its importance at wssda.org/GA.