The 2024 Legislative Session is the second year of the 68th Biennial Legislature, known as the “short” session (limited to 60 days). Because this is a short session, the action will be fast and furious. Policy issues will be the major focus; however, fiscal issues will continue to be addressed, especially in K-12 education with the ESSER funding cliff approaching and ongoing underfunding of basic education programs.

Educators’ plates are already overflowing and there is an urgent need to put a “pause on policy”—while also addressing our continuing budget concerns. It will be essential for education leaders to actively participate in the legislative process to ensure our needs are not forgotten. Additionally, it will be critical, perhaps more than ever before, for education leaders to speak with one voice.

The WASA • WSSDA • WASBO Legislative Conference is your opportunity to hear updates on our shared legislative priorities, the current education budget and policy landscape, and how to effectively advocate for our collective needs. We encourage you to join your colleagues for this important event!