School Board Advocacy

Chalkboard reading AAUW School Board Advocacy

Across the country, school boards, and candidates for school boards, are taking up controversial policies that have led to:

  • Banning books from school libraries
  • The censorship of curriculum in school classrooms due to individuals finding content “objectionable”
  • Policies leading to the prevention of safe school climates for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities

Here are some resources to help you learn about and participate in AAUW’s school board advocacy.

Watch this webinar: School Boards: The Battleground for the Education Culture Wars

And check out the resources referenced in the webinar.

Read AAUW-WA’s position statement on Supporting Public Educators, Academic Freedom, and Equity Efforts in Schools.

School Board and SPI Elections

There are no school board elections this year but the Superintendent of Public Instruction position is up for election. Use our  SPI Candidate Comparison to see how these candidates stand on specific issues.

The League of Women Voters provides How to Choose a School Board Candidate: What Every Voter Should Know.

Serving as a School Board Director

Are you interested in running for your local school board? The Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) provides a helpful get-started webpage, Serving on Your Local School Board.