Our state’s K-12 education agency – the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), led by Superintendent Chris Reykdal – just opened a survey to the public asking for input on public K-12 education investments for the future. This is the first time parents, families, educators, students, and community members have an opportunity to make their voice heard in OSPI’s budget development process.
The answers you provide have the potential to influence what the Governor and State Legislature prioritize for years to come! If you say you place high importance on student mental health services, for example, we may end up with more funding for school counselors and other services. This is an opportunity to directly influence the education resources that school districts like ours receive from the state! The survey will remain open through Friday, June 8, and is available in nine languages in addition to English: Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Somali, Traditional Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, and Tagalog. It is also completely anonymous.
You can take the survey on the OSPI website. If you have any questions about the survey, call OSPI Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (360) 725-6000.