Focus Day 2015

Fix State Funding Now

Based on its own testimony in the McCleary Decision, the amount with which the State of Washington should be funding Salmon Bay for the current school year is over $1,000,000 less than what it should be.
Absent our input, during the upcoming legislative session, state legislators will hear more about transportation and special interest tax breaks than they will about fixing education funding. We can and will change this. Start by emailing your legislators. Next, see democracy in action by joining other Salmon Bay families at Focus Day in Olympia on January 19th.
Going To Focus Day 2015

1. Email Your Representatives

Although this sounds insignificant, we’ve heard from several representatives that they don’t get a lot of email from public school parents. It makes a big difference..
Find Your Legislator and tell them you want ample funding!

2. Come to Focus Day

WSPTA’s annual Legislative Focus Day on Monday, January 19, 2015
Note Although FOSB is not a PTSA the Seattle PTSA has encouraged us to participate.
Don’t feel like driving? Ride the bus. Round trip tickets are $10/adult and $5/kids. Bus will leave from both the Green Lake and Airport Way park and rides. Buy your bus tickets here.
If you’re carpooling things get under way around 9:30 with main rally at noon. The PTSA schedule:

8:00 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Constituents meet with their legislators.
  • Tours of Capitol can be taken on the hour.

9:30 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Constituents meet with their legislators
  • Kids Activities in the Columbia Room (signs, face painting, temporary tattoos, and more!)

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Pick up pre-purchased lunches in the Columbia Room.

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

  • Stand up, Speak up and Show up rally on the steps.
  • Bring your banners and signs! Let’s make some noise about our Top 5 priorities!
  • Hear from state leaders and leading advocates.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Constituents meet with their legislators.
  • Tours of the Capitol can be taken on the hour.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Drop off Legislative Visit summaries at the resource table outside the Columbia Room.

For people located in the 36th District, we have meetings set for 11:30a with Senator Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and 1:15p with Representative Reuven Carlyle and Representative Gael Tarleton. If you’re in a different district you will be able to coordinate when you get there.
For any additional info contact Ian Whyte or Scott Koch.