Stillwater Elementary PTA  2.16.24   •   Serving Duvall & Carnation, WA   •     Riverview School District

Legislative Advocacy

Keep in the Know

Stillwater PTSA Advocacy Chair


Riverview PTSA Council 2.16   (Facebook page)
Riverview Council Legislative Chair - Kim Lisk,
WA State PTA
        Region 2 Legislative Chair - Erica Kapur,
        Washington State Legislative Director - Duncan Taylor,
National PTA

Attend Advocacy Events:

Focus Day: Come to Olympia on Monday, February 11, to meet with legislators about WSPTA-supported issues and let them know what is important to you. Get more details on the Focus Day page.

Advocacy Week: Contact your legislators all week from February 11 through February 15. WSPTA will have a new priority topic every day during Advocacy Week. Sign up for WSPTA’s Action Network Group to participate and to receive legislative session updates.

Advocacy May Update

April 23, 2019

The legislative session will wrap up at the end of April.  The bills associated with school construction and changing bond voting from a super majority to a simple majority have died for this year (e.g., SB 5853 ).  Two bills addressing the teacher shortage are making better progress.  SHB 1621, which would allow the […]


March Advocacy Update

March 1, 2019

The February snowstorms not only shut down schools, it also shut down a number of events and business Washington State Legislature, including Focus Day 2019.  WSPTA Focus Day was supposed to be when PTA Advocacy representatives from around the state were to meet with their legislators and talk about the PTA Legislative platform issues.  (Thank […]


PTSA Advocacy Update

November 28, 2018

With the 2018 election over, it’s a good time to update and review lawmakers who represent residents living within Stillwater Elementary School boundaries, and thus influence education policies and funding for our school.  Stillwater draws students from the city of Duvall as well as unincorporated Carnation and Duvall, which comprise the fifth and forty-fifth Washington […]


Legislative Assembly Update

October 29, 2018

Written by Roslyn Reeps, please send any questions to advocate [at] stillwaterptsa [dot] org Washington State PTA has been a leading voice for children in Washington for more than 112 years, advocating for the health, safety, well-being and education for every child.  I was able to join with over 230 other members from around the […]


Joint Select Committee on Article IX Litigation

September 18, 2018

Last legislative session, the Joint Select Committee on Article IX Litigation unanimously approved a report to the Supreme Court describing the 2018 session’s accomplishments towards meeting the McCleary lawsuit. Two major elements of the 16-page report include expediting educator salaries to the 2018-19 school year and establishing a $105 million “penalty account,” which is the […]


Education Funding Changes Signed into Law

September 18, 2018

In March of last year, Governor Inslee signed E2SSB 6362, the “fixes” to last session’s EHB 2242 on education funding.  This law: Moves salaries to the 2018-19 school year for CIS, CLS, and CAS, as defined in the budget. (Section 202; For 2018-19 school year, the budget would increase the statewide minimum salary allocation to […]


2017-2018 Legislative Session Update

September 17, 2018

Here’s updates on the 2018 WSPTA legislative priorities: • Social and Emotional Learning–HB1377 passed the Legislature this year, and was signed by Governor Inslee on March 22, 2018 ( The bill defines certain school employee positions, such as social workers and psychologists, and directs districts with more than 2,000 students to set aside at least […] Read More >>