WSSEC hosts a Day of Conversation On April 28th the WSSEC hosted a gathering for a wide range of stakeholders, who are passionate about the same thing…special education. The day’s goal was to create a preferred future for special education and its programs, services, and students. WSSEC looks foward to future meetings to continue conversations [...]
Welcome Washington State Special Education Coalition
The Washington State Special Education Coalition was formed in 1977 to bring parent and professional organizations together in a spirit of cooperation to share information, explore issues and effectively advocate for quality education for all children, particularly those with special education needs in Washington State. We encourage you to use this web site to learn more about the WSSEC, our mission and our priorities.
The WSSEC urges you participate in public meetings where public policy is decided on a regular basis and there is opportunity for testimony and speaking with policy makers.
Visit your School District Website
Call or email to find out when school board meetings are held. Keep yourself informed and participate in decision making through testimony and communication with school board members.
WSSEC members include individuals and organizations that come together in support of our mission and guiding principles. To find out more about WSSEC membership just send an email to email@example.com.
Support the WSSEC
You can support the WSSEC efforts by donating online. You can pay with any major credit card or a PayPal account.
In February, representatives of parent councils from seventeen school districts met to talk about their individual parent advocacy groups and systems change in special education. At the one-day meeting, the groups discussed advocacy strategies; training and council development; the challenge of being advisory versus having a genuine advocacy role in the district; how to best [...]
The WSSEC has stated all along that the real funding issue is the critical shortage of funding for ALL students in our public schools today, not just one minority group. We are confident that the Supreme Court will reaffirm the McCleary ruling next year. Christie Perkins WSSEC Public Policy Chair Statement by Supt. Randy Dorn [...]
Governor’s 2010 Disability Awareness Month Proclamation
Due to state financial crisis and revenue shortfall, the grant to Washington Education Association in support of the Student Centered Education Project is no longer being funded. If you are interested in a Facilitated IEP Meeting, you may contact Sound Options at 1-800-692-2540. If you have questions or need assistance regarding your child’s special education services, you may contact the [...]
“State funding is not ample, it is not stable and it is not dependable….the State is directed to determine the cost of amply providing for basic education and a basic program of education for all children resident in the state of Wa. The State must also comply with the Constitutional mandate to provide stable and [...]