Along with important local council races and ballot measures, four of the seven Seattle School Board member seats will be decided in the general election on November 3. PTAs cannot endorse candidates, but we can provide voters with information about candidates and take positions on ballot measures.
I-1366: Washington State PTA has endorsed a NO vote. This initiative would require lawmakers to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot to establish a two-thirds majority; if they fail to do so, the state sales tax would be reduced from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent.
Seattle School Board: The School Board is responsible for establishing District governance policies and has legal and fiduciary authority for the District. Their decisions have a direct impact on your child’s education. SCPTSA and the League of Women Voters held a candidate forum on Oct 8. You can watch it here on the Seattle Channel.
Other useful resources:
- MyVote Voter Resource by League of Women Voters Information
- King County Voter’s Guide and Voter Registration Information
- Information on the school board candidates, their statements, and endorsements can be found via the links above. We encourage voters to learn as much as they can to make an informed decision.