The Parent's Bill of Rights is a report on K-12 student and parent's rights. This report is based on a document prepared by committee staff as an interim project and was formatted for ease of access and increased readability by our caucus communications staff. The impetus for this report came from a bill recently introduced by Senator Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg's Senate Bill 5858 (2022). This piece of legislation sought to establish what they were referring to as a parent’s bill of rights related to their child’s public education. I merely asked that Senate Committee Services (SCS) compile the expanding number of rights already enshrined across multiple RCWs, WACs, and statutes into a list. These findings were to be presented during the ...Read More
A passionate advocate for education, Lisa began her career as a public school teacher but changed course in the 1980s becoming a systems analyst and programmer. She was recruited by Apple Computer to head up commercial publishing for the company’s U.S. markets. Her success with Apple in the 90’s led to her promotion as VP of Worldwide Publishing, Entertainment and New Media Markets.
She earned a B.A., Summa Cum Laude, from Barat College of DePaul University and in her spare time enjoys photography, travel, reading and bridge. She has two daughters and a grandson and resides on Mercer Island.
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