You can help influence the priorities the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction advocates for in the next state K-12 education budget.
Washington public schools superintendent Chris Reykdal said in a news release Wednesday that he is looking for "input from educators, families, students and community members across the state."
In a video message, Reykdal says the Legislature has worked to put the basics in place for the public school system.
"But we want to be more than basic," he says. "We want an amazing education system for our students and our educators, our parents and our communities."
That's where you come in.
The OSPI has set up an online survey, which asks the public several questions about priorities for public education.
It asks people to decide how important they find counseling, mental health, school safety, class sizes, programs that address racial disparities and more.
The results of the survey will help the OSPI develop a budget request to submit to the governor and Legislature for approval, Reykdal says.
"It’s time to focus on the additional investments that ensure our public schools are among the best in the nation," he said in the news release. "We are in a global competition and it will take additional investments by our Legislature to redesign our system to better support our students and our educators."
The survey is estimated to take five minutes to complete. Participants are asked to rank their answers on a scale from "Not Important" to "Very Important."
The survey is open until June 8 and available in 10 languages. A second survey is planned during the summer, and will ask participants to help prioritize the results from this survey.