Special Education

April 1, 2024

Special Education PTA Leader Connections

(rescheduled from 3/28) Invitations with the registration link are being emailed to all Special Education PTSA Presidents throughout the state. If you are a Special Education PTSA President, please check your email inbox for information. If you have questions or are a Special Education leader that is not associated directly with a Special Education PTSA…
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January 4, 2024

Attend National PTA’s LegCon Hill Day: March 5-7 in Alexandria, VA

  National PTA’s Legislative Conference and Hill Day (LegCon Hill Day) will take place March 5-7, 2024 in Alexandria, VA. Learn from advocates across the country. Share PTA priorities with your members of Congress! Here’s the link to the National PTA website page with all the relevant information. Here’s the link to the Eventbrite page…
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Category: Advocacy , Leadership , Legislative , Training

February 28, 2020

Call to Action: Special Education Funding Remains Insufficient

Dear Washington State PTA Member, Every child, no matter what their ability, deserves a high-quality education. Unfortunately, the various funding factors that determine how much special education support a school district receives cause significant gaps and vast inequities across our state. We are asking you to remind our legislators that until every student with disabilities…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 30, 2019

WSPTA Testifies on Enrichment Levies and Special Education Funding

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, following a work session K-12 and special education funding, WSPTA Advocacy Director Nancy Chamberlain testified on three bills related to making changes to local school district enrichment levies (SB 5313, SB 5316, and SB 5466). She also testified on two bills making changes to how school districts would be reimbursed…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

March 27, 2017

Northshore WSPTA Volunteer Testifies on 2017-19 Biennium Budget

Nancy Chamberlain testifying on sufficient, sustainable, and equitable education funding. OLYMPIA – March 27 – WSPTA volunteer and mother of two, Dr. Nancy Chamberlain, testified in front of the House Appropriations Committee on HB 1067, which focuses on the 2017-19 fiscal biennium operating appropriations. She explained the mission of Washington State PTA and the vision of…
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Category: Advocacy , Education , Legislative