Category Archives: Legislative

Funding News from WA State PTA

House scales back K-12 increase But tries to advance major components of 2009’s ESHB 2261 In the news: House passes revised budget proposal House acts on budget, while Senate leaders limit their comments The House of Representatives passed a budget … Continue reading

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If not now, when?

If not now, when? Take Action! HB 2051 would fund key parts of basic education Dear advocates, Improving and investing in basic education is Washington State PTA’s top priority. The program of basic education is the minimum level of instruction and … Continue reading

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Education Funding First!

Education before tax cuts Take Action! One bill protects K-12; another cuts its funding   Dear PTA advocates, Today the House fixed a technicality in the estate tax that (after court interpretation) would have given married couples a pass, but taxed … Continue reading

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Message to Olympia

Invest and prepare students for life Yes to policy bills that support reading and career and college readiness for all students. E2SSB 5237 and SHB 1692 Yes to reviewing tax preferences and making adjustments to support K-12 and higher education. HB 2028 Yes, to a budget … Continue reading

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Keep students safe, parents informed

Keep students safe, and parents informed Take Action! Ask the Senate to move ESHB 1688 Bill information: Notification of use of restraints and isolation Restraint and isolation can cause children trauma, injury and death. School personnel can also be injured when implementing … Continue reading

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Inslee Budget Proposal a good opener

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013 It covers recent K-12 cuts, but leaves heavy lifting around McCleary school funding ruling for another day Statement from Novella Fraser, Washington State PTA president, on Gov. Inslee’s budget proposal: Washington State PTA would like to … Continue reading

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WA State PTA – Last day of State K-12 Funding

Last day for state K-12 funding Take Action! Shouldn’t the state pay for a full school year? March 18 marks the 2/3 point on the school calendar — a symbolic date to remind us all that the state funds only 2/3 of … Continue reading

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