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    Legislative Information 

    The Whittier PTA Legislative Representative is Andrea Landis. Andrea tracks and monitors legislative issues relevant to the Whittier community and PTA. She reports on issues as they come up in a Legislative Update section of the WildChat email newsletter. She may be reached at legrep.whittierpta@gmail.com.

    2019 Legislative Overview and Thank You!

    The 2019 legislative session is over. I just wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to those who emailed, texted, phoned, and advocated for legislative policies that would help our kids.

     Key K-12 education policies passed this session:

    • Funding for special education, paraeducator training, mental health and safety, and Highly Capable programs.
    • Updating the state's levy policy to better serve students, teachers, and Washington's 295 school districts.
    • Spending roughly $4.5 billion more on K-12 education this biennium than in the last 2-year state budget, including a nearly $1 billion increase for special education.
    Andrea Landis
    PTA Legislative Representative

    School Budget Advocacy

    HELP US ADVOCATE to lawmakers to amply fund Washington public schools. Learn more through School Budget Advocacy 2019/2020.