House Education Committee work session to take place in Davenport Oct. 5

Reps. Kretz and Short encourage constituents to attend, share thoughts

The Washington State House of Representatives Education Committee will host a work session and roundtable discussion with legislators and the public on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Davenport. Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short encourage citizens to attend the meeting and participate in the discussion. The details of the work session are as follows:

What: House Education Committee work session
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 5
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Davenport High School Auditorium, 801 – 7th Street, Davenport
Who: Lawmakers, education stakeholders and the public

The meeting agenda will include such topics as State Board of Education proposed and current graduation requirements, state testing and school district organization, such as cooperatives and shared services in rural school districts.

“The needs of rural school districts can vary greatly from urban counterparts,” said Kretz, R-Wauconda, and a member of the House Education Committee. “As the Legislature debates education funding, graduation requirements and how to address the unique needs of schools in regions like the Seventh District, public input is critical. These types of meetings always send me away with new ideas, a better understanding of what is needed in our communities and pride in seeing how active and vocal folks are in rural Washington.”

“It’s good to see the Education Committee come to our part of the state and visit with small schools because the issues that define us are different from other parts of the state,” said Short, R-Addy. “This will be a great opportunity to discuss the challenges and wonderful opportunities that make up small and rural school districts in our legislative district and statewide.”

Constituents who are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to offer written comments can send them to Kretz at and Short at


For more information, contact Bobbi Cussins, Public Information Officer: (360) 786-7252


Washington State House Republican Communications