During the 44th annual Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly, delegates from PTSAs across Washington State will gather at Bellevue College to decide what public policy positions the WSPTA (and its associated local PTAs and councils) will focus on to guide state and local advocacy work. 

Delegates from each PTSA will gather to debate, amend, and vote on 13 new legislative issues, 1 new proposed resolution, and 3 proposed amendments to existing resolutions. Legislative issues will be ranked by delegates to determine a Top 5 for the 2023 and 2024 legislative sessions. 

The number of delegates permitted per PTSA is dependent on the size of the school. As one of the largest elementary schools in Washington, Somerset Elementary PTSA has the maximum 8 delegate positions available.

The 2022 Voters’ Guide has been created to help delegates prepare for the caucusing and general sessions. 

If you, your child, or anyone in your community would like to attend and/or represent Somerset Elementary PTSA as a voting delegate, please watch the video below, visit the WSPTA Legislative Assembly page, or contact us at somersetPTSA@gmail.com for more information.

Proposed Legislative Issue Topics

  1. Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change
  2. Increasing Education Equity by Closing the Digital Divide
  3. Increasing Support for Equitable Family Engagement
  4. Preventing and Reducing Gun Violence and Suicide
  5. Improving Equitable Identification and Access for Highly Capable Students
  6. Supporting a Meaningful High School Diploma
  7. Harnessing the Benefits of Mastery-based Learning
  8. Addressing the Student Mental Health Crisis
  9. Building and Maintaining Safer School Facilities
  10. Expanding School Construction Funding Options
  11. Addressing Critical Gaps in Education Funding
  12. Addressing Funding, Inclusion, and Supports in Special Education 
  13. Creating a Diverse and Effective Educator Workforce

Proposed Resolution Topic

  1. Equitable and Impactful Family Engagement in Education


Proposed Resolution Amendment Topics

  1. Gun Violence Prevention and Safety- Students and School Staff
  2. Equitable Access to Highly Capable Services
  3. Equitable Access and Improved Outcomes for Students with Disabilities


Our mission is to support the education, health, and welfare of each and every child at Somerset Elementary School. As part of the Washington State PTA, we are a nonprofit membership association bringing together the home, school, and community on behalf of our children.