Washington State PTA Top 5 Priorities for 2019-2020


The Washington State PTA (WSPTA) 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.

The top 5 priorities for 2019-2020 are 

  • 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


WSPTA Supported Issues are

  • Best practices for school meals
  • Best practices for school recess
  • Engaging families in student success
  • Fund paraeducator training
  • Increase access to high-quality preschool
  • Raise the age of tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems to 21


For more information, visit the WSPTA Advocacy website or contact advocacy@lwptsa.net