Washington State PTA is the largest volunteer association in the state, with more than 140,000 members in 920 local units. Our vision? Make every child's potential a reality. We will do that by being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the well-being and education of every child.


Local Advocacy Representatives

Fernwood Elementary: Tamara Brust

Northshore Council: Nancy Chamberlain & Charla Griffy Brown

Region 6: Heidi Bennett

Washington State PTA: Sherry Rudolph

Let your state legislators know how important funding our children’s education is to you via emails and/or phone calls!  Click HERE to go to the Washington State Legislative page for contacts.


Legislative Platform

(source: https://www.wastatepta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/


The current legislative platform was decided at Washington State PTA's Legislative Assembly (in 2018 and 2019).  PTA delegates from across the state came together to set our platform of legislative priorities for the 2018 - 2020 legislative session in support of our shared vision of "Making every child's potential a reality."


WSPTA’s 2018-2020  Platform:
  1. Social Emotional Learning
  2. School Construction and Simple Majority for Bonds***
  3. Prevent Gun Violence
  4. Strategies to Address the Teacher Shortage***
  5. Strategic K-12 Investments to Close Gaps

Also supported (listed alphabetically):
  • Best Practices for School Meals - Lunch
  • Best Practices for School Recess
  • Engaging Families in Student Success
  • Equitable Identification of Highly Capable Students***
  • Fund Paraeducator Training
  • Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool
  • Raise the Age of Tobacco and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems to 21***
  • Safe School Plans and Emergency Preparedness***
Find more information about all of these platform issues on the WSPTA Advocacy Page.

Washington State PTA Resolutions

***submitted by a Northshore PTA member!
newly added or updated for 2019-2020



Find the complete list of Resolutions here.