Shoreline Special Education PTSA


New Name! Our PTSA changed its name to the Shoreline Special Education PTSA. "Special education" is the legal term for instruction specially designed to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, and we feel it is important to use respectful and inclusive language.

WSPTA Top 5 Legislative Priorities 2022-2024: In October 2022, a delegate from Shoreline SEPTSA attended the Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly. We are excited that special education is among its top legislative priorities for the next two years. The five priorities are:

1. Addressing the Student Mental Health Crisis

2. Addressing Critical Gaps in Education Funding

3. Preventing and Reducing Gun Violence and Suicide

4. Addressing Funding, Inclusion, and Supports in Special Education

5. Building and Maintaining Safer School Facilities

Check out the robust legislative platform on the WSPTA website.

Upcoming events

SEPTSA Member IEP Discussion Group: Do you have questions or concerns about your Shoreline student's IEP? Join our brand-new discussion group. We will have a very short presentation about IEPs and then break into small groups to ask questions and brainstorm answers. Bring your questions, ideas, and student's IEP. Disclaimer: This is not legal or professional advice -- we are a group of Shoreline caregivers learning from each other. December 5 at 7:00 p.m. over Zoom. Register here and you will receive an email with login instructions. Questions? Email

Ridgecrest Caregiver Connection: Caregivers of students at Ridgecrest Elementary are invited to connect the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. over Zoom. Register here in advance and you will receive an email with login instructions.

Future General Member Meetings: Our general member meetings will be held in January 2023, March 2023, and May 2023. Dates, speaker topics, and registration links will be available here once announced.