The Washington State PTA legislative platform is a two-year platform to mirror the Washington state legislative cycle. On the even-numbered years, the new platform is voted on by members at the legislative assembly in the fall. The top five issues become our short-term platform and consist of our priority issues when advocating throughout the year. Other issues are placed on an “also supported” list. During the odd-numbered years, members vote to amend current issues or to add new, emerging issues to the also supported list.

WSPTA’s priorities for 2019

-Social Emotional Learning 

-School Construction and simple majority for bonds 

-Prevent gun violence 

-Strategies to address the teacher shortage 

-Strategic K-12 investments to close gaps 

Also supported (listed alphabetically):

-Best practices for school meals - Lunch 

-Best practice for school recess 

-Engaging Families in student success 

-Fund para educator training 

-Increase access to high quality preschool 

-Raise age of tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems to 21 

-Safe school plans and emergency preparedness