WEA-Cascade UniServ Council

A regional office of the Washington Education Association

Serving Educators in the Northshore, Shoreline, and Edmonds School Districts.
Striving to enhance the professionalism of our members through member advocacy, political action,
organizing, and leadership development.

In The Loop

  • Contact Your Legislators!!

    March is when many Washington legislators hold town hall meetings – a great chance for WEA members to meet their lawmakers and to support our legislative priorities. All educators are encouraged to attend, share their thoughts and opinions, and let our legislators know how their decisions in Olympia affect our students.

    Encourage legislators to:
    - Restore levy flexibility to meet student needs
    - Fund additional counselors, social workers, nurses, and others who support students
    - De-link high school tests from graduation
    - Fund the new K-12 health care system.
    - Increase funding for higher education, including community and technical college faculty compensation

    Town Halls dates, times, and locations for our legislators are as follows:

    1st Legislative District - Saturday, March 23rd from 1:30pm-3:00pm
    University of Washington-Bothell, Mobius Hall
    18428 Campus Way NE, Bothell 98011
    Sen. Guy Palumbo, Rep. Shelley Kloba & Rep. Derek Stanford

    21st Legislative District - Saturday, March 23rd from 11:00am-1:00pm
    Mariner High School
    220 120th St SW, Everett 98204
    Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self & Rep. Strom Peterson

    32nd Legislative District - Saturday, March 23rd from 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Lynnwood Fire Department, Station 15
    18800 W 44th Ave, Lynnwood 98036
    Sen. Jesse Salomon, Rep. Lauren Davis & Rep. Cindy Ryu

    For information on WEA's 2019 Legislative Priorities, tips on how to talk to legislators, and a list of town halls for legislative districts throughout the state click "Read More" below or go to www.washingtonea.org/ourvoice/.
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  • LWEA Equity 4 All Conference

    Saturday, March 23
    8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    International Community School
    11133 Northeast 65th Street, Kirkland

    Participants will engage in meaningful learning opportunities and examine practices in schools and classrooms for the purpose of developing student-focused strategies to close the achievement gap and increase student academic success. Examples of 2019 LWEA Equity for All Conference topics include the following: Understanding the Diverse Cultures of our Community, Institutional Racism and Implicit Bias; Developing Culturally Responsive Strategies for the Classroom; Techniques for Infusing Restorative Justice Practices into the Classroom; and Ways to Meet the Needs of All Learners.

    Click "Read More" below for more information and to register.
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  • Apply for the California Casualty Music & Arts Grant!

    Keep the music flowing with the Music & Arts Grant from California Casualty! The grant was established to provide support for K-12 public schools negatively impacted by reduced budgets. California Casualty has partnered with education associations for nearly 70 years and understands the importance of music and arts education for children. As a WEA member you can apply for a grant award of $250 for a music or art need at your school. Requests will be considered from K-12 schools whose music and arts programs are in jeapardy or in great need of funding. Requests will also be considered for individual classrooms wishing to integrate music and/or arts projects within school curriculum.

    For more information or to apply for a grant click "Read More" below. Deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 school year is June 30, 2019.
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