Shoreline Public Schools 2023 Legislative Priorities
Actualize Inclusive Special Education Services
- Fully fund the true cost of fulfilling our students' rights to special education services by substantially increasing the multiplier, lifting the artificial cap, and preserving SafetyNet funding.
- Build an inclusive educator workforce through increased professional development and expanded training in certificated educator requirements.
Support the Whole Child
- Realign and fund the staffing allocations for building and support positions needed to have comprehensive learning and care for students in each building (principals, asst. principals, deans, counselors, librarians, nurses, psychologists, family advocates, custodians, and front office and nutrition services staff).
- Build the mental / behavioral health service provider pipeline.
- Provide for universal school meals to ensure students have the nutrition needed for learning.
Respond to Regional Costs
- Establish sustainable, ongoing parameters for district regionalization based on the true cost of living and labor markets regionally; keeping regionalization factors within 2-3% for neighboring districts.
- Create a predictable, regional approach to IPD / COLA salary increases to account for true cost of living.
Deliver on Promises
- Fund staffing and resources devoted to racial equity, including Ethnic Studies K-12 and Since Time Immemorial curriculum.
- Eliminate student costs for dual credit classes.
- Fund the true cost of transportation: fuel, fleet, and staffing.
- No unfunded mandates. Ensure all existing and new public school directives receive the necessary funding for implementation.
Invest in Community Leadership
- Adopt and fund the Dept. of Commerce recommendations for School Board Director compensation that will reduce the financial barrier to serving and support diverse, representative community leadership.