Media Advisory—May Council Meeting
Council working with Greater Spokane, Inc. to meet regional needs
May 17, 2018
Olympia—On May 23, the Council will discuss Spokane’s regional education and workforce needs with Greater Spokane, Inc. The meeting will also highlight contributions from stakeholders representing state and local organizations in K-12 and higher education as well as workforce development.
The Council will also begin developing strategies to address the state’s key challenges to increasing educational attainment. In December, the Council will submit a strategic action plan, which will address these challenges in the 2019-21 biennium, to the Legislature and Governor’s Office.
The meeting will conclude with recognizing the service and contributions from two departing members, Violet Boyer and Peder Digre. Boyer has served as the representative for the Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) since February 2017 and Digre served a one-year term as the Council’s student member.
The meeting will take place at North Central High School in Spokane from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Public comment is scheduled 11:45 a.m.
Meeting materials will be available online the day of the meeting.
North Central High School
Science and Tech Building
1600 N. Howard ST
Spokane, WA 99205
About the Washington Student Achievement Council
The Washington Student Achievement Council is committed to increasing educational opportunities and attainment in Washington. The council has three main functions:
- Lead statewide strategic planning to increase educational attainment.
- Administer programs that help people access and pay for college.
- Advocate for the economic, social and civic benefits of higher education.
The council has nine members. Four members represent each of Washington’s major education sectors: four-year public baccalaureates, four-year private colleges, public community and technical colleges and K-12 public schools. Five are citizen members, including one current student.