JHS PTSA Legislative Advocacy 2019/2020 

Voter's Guide for Legislative Assemblyhttps://www.wastatepta.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Legislative-Assembly-Voter-Guide-FINAL.pdf


Survey for Legislative Assembly (due by Oct 25, 2019)https://www.wastatepta.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-WSPTA-Legislative-Principles-Issues-and-Resolutions-Survey-FINAL.pdf



Elected Officials of note: 


Upcoming Election, November 5, 2019: 

  • City of Kirkland, Council positions 2,4,5,6 (Kirkland Reporter livestreamed a recent City Council Candidate Forum on their Facebook page)
  • Lake WA School Board positions 1,2,5 (5 is the only position with more than one candidate)

Register to Vote

  • Online and mail-in forms due by October 28th
  • Register in person up through election day (November 5th)


Items of Interest: 

  • LWSD is looking for participants for a facilities advisory committee (https://www.lwsd.org/get-involved/standing-committees/facility-advisory-committee). Apply by 10/25/19
  • The LWSD Board voted on 10/7 to adopt their proposed Legislative Platform for 2020. It includes:
    • Funding special education programs and services
    • social and emotional learning (address funding – a lot is funded by levies, as the current prototypical schools model needs an update and is not providing enough funding)
    • school construction funding
    • simple majority for school bonds
    • school employees benefits board (outstanding issues such as unfunded costs, coverage for subs etc)
  • Lake Washington Citizens Levy Committee does not have any current info on their website.


2019 WA PTSA Legislative Assembly

  • October 26-27 in Bellevue, voting delegates must be authorized by 10/20 (“A voting delegate will not be able to vote for both a local PTA and a council. Each individual is allowed to represent only one PTA. If the WSPTA office receives a duplicate name, we will let both the local PTA and the council know.”)
  • Organizers have provided a survey and voter’s guide for delegates to share with their PTSA.