Join us Thursday January 24th, 2019 for our annual
Idaho PTA State Legislative Day
The Idaho Dept of Education wants to hear from parents and this is a great FREE way to get your voice heard to be part of the planning for our student’s education and communication with the Dept of Ed!
Attend House & Senate Education Committee Meetings
Meet and Greet Over FREE Lunch in the Capitol Rotunda with State Legislators:
with food prepared and presented by the Nampa School District ICAT (Idaho Center for Advanced Technology) Culinary Division
Hear Special Guest Speakers
-Presentation from The Speedy Foundation suicide prevention and mental health advocacy.
-Update on Education Issues from Kestrel West
Participate in Focus Groups with the Idaho Department of Education on School Report Cards
NO FEE TO ATTEND!
8:00-8:40am Registration and Breakfast
IEA Bldg Conference Room
8:40-9:00 Walk to House (East) Wing.
Garden Level, Room EW41
9:00-10:00 House Education Committee Presentation
10:00-10:10 Break/Walk IEA Bldg-620 N 6thStreet
10:10-10:45 Shannon Decker
Speedy Foundation, Executive Director
10:45-11:00 Kate Haas &/or John Foster of Kestrel West
Update on Education Issues
11:00-11:45 Jeanne Buschine & Dawn Tolan
West Ada Support Services for Students
11:45-12:00 Break-Walk to the Capitol 4thFloor Rotunda
12:00-1:00 Complimentary lunch prepared by
Nampa School District ICAT
1:00-1:10 Walk to Department of Education Bldg
(Room Assignment Pending)
1:10-2:45 Focus Groups with the ID Dept of Education
School Report Cards
2:45-3:00 Conclusion of the Day or
Walk to the Senate (West Wing)
Garden Level, Room WW55
3:00-4:00 Senate Education Committee Presentation
(PTA is not presenting at this session)
Jeanne Buschine, Ed.S, M.A.
Jeanne Buschine has been a junior high teacher, elementary school counselor, drug education coordinator & a school counselor supervisor for 30 years. She has a B.A. in Secondary Ed from Northwest Nazarene University, a M.A. in School & Community Counseling from College of Idaho, & an Educational Specialist degree in Administration from University of Idaho. Jeanne currently supervises 114 school counselors & social workers in West Ada School District.
Shannon Decker, Executive Director
Shannon Decker is the executive director & co-founder of The Speedy Foundation, holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Idaho & has 10 years of private & public teaching & administrative experience in ID, NV & CA. She is a mental health first aid facilitator who offers trainings in ID & UT to further the foundation’s mission of promoting mental health education and advocating for suicide prevention.
John Foster, Strategist | Lobbyist Kestrel West
John Foster is a strategist, consultant & advisor. He has worked as manager & communications director for national-level campaigns, & continues to advise candidates & corporate executives on political messaging, strategy and crisis communications.He came to politics after a decade as an investigative journalist.
Kate Haas, Attorney | Lobbyist Kestrel West
Kate Haas is a lawyer & lobbyist specializing in legislative & regulatory issues. She is also a community-relations expert with deep experience organizing coalitions and campaigns for both businesses & political operations.
Dawn Tolan, Ed.S, M.S.
Dawn Tolan has a B.A. in Communications from University of Idaho, a M.S. in Counseling from Boise State University, & an Educational Specialist in Administration from University of Idaho. Dawn has been a junior high & high school counselor & a supervisor of school counselors in both the Boise & West Ada School Districts. Currently Dawn supervises high school academic counselors, career & college counselors and high school drug prevention counselors in the West Ada School District.