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Advocacy Action Center 2015 Bills

Bills WSASP was advocating for in the 2015 legislative session:

SB 5688/HB 1760 Being referred to as the "Social Emotional Learning (SEL) bill", this is a bill that focuses on providing students with skills that promote mental health and well-being and increase academic performance, via the establishment of SEL benchmarks and standards for K-12 education.

Senate Bill  House Bill  Form Letter

SB 5526 This bill will require bullying policies to address transgender youth, as well as including transgender as an option on the Healthy Youth Survey.

Bill Form Letter

McCleary Form Letter Contact your representatives about funding education, from a school psychologist perspective!

Form Letter

HB 1900 Defines the role of the School Counselor, School Social Worker, and School Psychologist to emphasize that we are primary providers of mental health services in the schools.  This bill speaks to the barriers to this as well, ie, caseloads.

Bill Form Letter

HB 1947 Establishing a comprehensive plan to expand learning opportunities and improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities or special needs using multiple strategies and statewide partnerships.

Bill Form Letter

SB 5679 Speaks to transition services for special education students, addressing the use of the high school and beyond plan in the process as well as addressing the quality of the transition plan.

Bill  Form Letter

SB 5803 Attends to the need for parent notification of students not passing reading at 3rd grade, changing the notification to prior to the next spring, such as at fall conferences, and changing requirements for when parents do not attend the meeting.

Bill Form Letter

HB 1682 This bill addresses the needs for students experiencing homelessness by increasing the allocation of resources (fte) to homeless liaisons in public schools.

Bill Form Letter

SB 5526 This bill will require bullying policies to address transgender youth, as well as including transgender as an option on the Healthy Youth Survey.

Bill Form Letter

SB 5879 Addresses early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities; making technical corrections to the state law that is currently in place.

Bill  Form Letter

To see more information on these bills, go to the Washington State Legislature's Bill Information page.

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