• Shoreline Public Schools Special Education Department

    Website: https://www.shorelineschools.org/Domain/1028


    Shoreline Special Needs PTSA


    Website: http://shorelinespecialneedspta.org/

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineSpecialNeedsPTA/

    President, Kirsten Bannister: kirstenbann@gmail.com


    The planning for the Shoreline Special Needs PTSA began during the summer of 2013. A group of Shoreline, WA School District parents of children with special needs felt a group to support other parents and collaborate with the teachers and administration was needed in our district. The process to formalize our group started in August, was chartered on September 8, and our application was officially approved by the State PTA on September 17, 2013!

    The chapter continues to grow and solidify its role in the district.  Our impact includes:

    • Increasing awareness and interest among Shoreline schools about how to be more inclusive
    • District administration and teachers attending meetings and reaching out to collaborate on family/child needs related to special education issues
    • More families feeling an increased sense of community and connectedness via our Facebook page, meetings and social time
    • Members learning about important community supports available to them and their children


    Other resources

    Powerpoint- Tools to Support IEP Teamwork

    Parent Tips and Tricks- from the Governor's Office of the Education Ombuds

    WA State Governor's Office of the Education Ombuds website: https://oeo.wa.gov/en