Your PTSA Advocacy Representative

The Endeavour Elementary PTSA Advocacy Chair is responsible for keeping the Endeavour community updated on current legislative issues that affect our school, district, state and sometimes nation, as well as getting people involved in advocating for education.

The Advocacy chair typically attends the State PTA Legislative Assembly in the Fall of each school year. The Legislative Assembly is a gathering of PTA advocates from around the state who debate and decide which issues the State PTA will focus its lobbying efforts on during the State Legislative session. 

In addition, the Advocacy chair attends - hopefully with support from other Endeavour parents and the community - Focus Day to advance the cause of children and education funding during the Washington State Legislative Session in Olympia.

Your PTSA Advocacy representative is Taya Montgomery. Please contact Taya at advocacy@endeavourptsa.org with any your advocacy concerns, questions or to get involved.

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Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2019

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

 

 

2019 WSPTA Supported Issues

Best Practices for School Meals – Lunch

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

Safe School Plans and Emergency Preparedness

 

 

Get Connected with Elected Officials

Endeavour Elementary has students in the 5th and 41st Legislative Districts and the 8th and 9th Congressional Districts. 

Get connected with your elected officials in Olympia! Through the State PTA Action Center, you can communicate your views to lawmakers through targeted emails, letters, faxes and more. To contact the Washington State Legislature directly, dial its hotline at 800-562-6000.

 

Your elected officials:

Senator Mark Mullet, 5th Legislative District

Bill Ramos, Postition 1, 5th Legislative District

Lisa Callan, Position 2, 5th Legislative District

Lisa Wellman, 41st Legislative District

Tana Senn, Position 1, 41st Legislative District

My-Linh Thai, Position 2, 41st Legislative District

U.S. Representative Dr. Kim Schrier, 8th Congressional District

U.S. Representative Adam Smith, 9th Congressional District

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell

U.S. Senator Patty Murray

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

 

Your school superintendent:

Ron Thiele, Issaquah School District Superintendent, 425-837-7000