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Alliance of Educational Associations (AEA)

AEA is a partnership of educational organizations that provides information and acts as a positive influence on legislation to create the best possible educational system for students in Washington State.


  • Washington Association of Maintenance and Operations Administrators (WAMOA) - Educational facilities professionals providing a safe, secure and healthy learning environment for student achievement..
  • Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) - Leaders in School Business
  • Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) - School nutrition professionals supporting student learning through the provision of healthy school meals.

2013 Legislative Priorities

We are associations who provide leadership through K–12 support services.

A strong and stable K–12 public education system is essential to sustain the quality of life for current and economic stability for Washington State citizens. Therefore, we urge the legislature and the Governor to:

  • Fully comply with the McCleary decision by 2018 and make meaningful progress toward compliance in the 2013–15 biennial budget, which would help continue the implementation of the new basic education finance system (ESHB 2261), maintain the funding phase-in schedule (SHB 2776), and ensure the new system will be completely implemented with full and equitable funding by 2018.
  • Implement current law that provides school district funding improvements for Maintenance, Supplies, Operating Costs (MSOC), full-day kindergarten, K–3 class size reduction and pupil transportation; this is our primary legislative priority for new funding in the 2013 legislative session.
  • Recognize that local levies are for local enhancements to the state-funded basic education program and should not have to be use to fund the state's basic education responsiblity.
  • Continue child nutrition for K–12 breakfast and K–3 lunch reduced-price co-pays for over 146,000 hungry children; state funding of the co-pay also ensures that schools receive $230M in federal funds for school meals.

AEA Board

Jennifer Priddy
AEA Board Chair
Legislative Affairs Committee Co-Chair, WASBO
Olympia School District

Leeda Beha
Federal Legislative Chair, WSNA
Bethel School District

Calvin  Brodie
Legislative Affairs Committee Co-Chair, WASBO
Educational Service District 113

Kim Elkins
State Legislative Chair, WSNA
Mead School District

Ernie Elton
Vice President, WAMOA
Peninsula School District

Jeff Fleury
Meals for Kids Legislative Committee, WSNA
Bellevue School District

Nancy Moffatt
Executive Director, WASBO

Larry Quarnstrom
Legislative Chair, WAMOA
Rochester School District

Steve Story
President, WAMOA
Bethel School District

Dr. Mitchell E. Denning, AEA Consultant
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