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WSPTA Updates

The WSPTA held its' 37th Annual Legislative Assembly on October 24th, 2015, in Olympia, WA. There, delegates met to add supported legislative issues to the 2015-16 legislative session in support of the organizational vision of "Making every child's potential a reality." The 2015-16 legislative platform continues to support the delivery of the association's vision and mission.

In all, two new supported issues were voted in favor of; in addition to the five short-term legislative issues. As a whole child advocacy association, the priority issues represent health, well-being, and educational needs for all children in Washington State. 

WSPTA Newly Supported Issues
1: Improving Education Outcomes for Foster Children
2: Career Development and Training for Paraeducators

WSPTA's priorities for focus during the 2015-2016 legislative sessions:

1. Funding McCleary

2. Create Positive School Climates Through Social Emotional Learning

3. Increasing Capital Funding

4. Increased Access to Higher Education

5. Breakfast After the Bell

For more information, please visit WSPTA's Advocacy website at www.wastatepta.org/advocacy

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