WSSDA’s 2022 Legislative Priorities

WSSDA’s 2022 legislative priorities are here! This year, our priorities will emphasize the need for investments in special education and mental health supports, plus adjustments to funding allocations that better reflect actual district needs.

WSSDA’s 2022 Legislative Priorities have been outlined in an easy-to-read one-page document.

How to use the one-pager

School directors can use the WSSDA priorities one-pager in the following ways:

  • Invite your legislator(s) to a school visit; connect the priorities to what they are hearing and seeing in your buildings
  • Schedule a phone or zoom meeting and walk them through the priorities; send the priorities beforehand with any relevant district data
  • Post to your district website and/or social media platforms
  • Share with your fellow board members and school staff
  • Ask your students to share how any of the priorities (if met or not met) would impact their learning experience and academic or social outcomes.

Where do WSSDA’s priorities come from?

WSSDA’s legislative priorities are established each year following General Assembly. After the assembly, a survey went out to all Washington school boards inviting them to rank WSSDA’s legislative positions in order of priority. The results of that ranking process show the priorities that will guide the WSSDA staff’s advocacy efforts in the next legislative session.

The priorities one-pager and a complete list of WSSDA’s 133 legislative positions are available to download and print at

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