Become a member of NEWS or renew your support
NEWS membership is open to Washington school districts and their local education associations, civic organizations, community groups, statewide associations and other organizations who share NEWS’ commitment to K-12 education.
To become a NEWS member, school districts are asked to make a public statement of their support by passing a resolution and to provide a financial contribution to NEWS. We ask school districts to consider an every-other-year financial commitment equal to $1 per student. Some districts give more, others less. We encourage each school district to consider its own unique financial circumstances in making a contribution that is as significant as possible. We also encourage statewide education organizations to join and support NEWS. Learn more about why supporting NEWS is still so critical. And, read a sample school district resolution.
Once your school district decides to join NEWS, simply email us and we will provide an invoice for your contribution along with any other information you may need to facilitate your membership.
We welcome community organizations and civic groups, who are not required to make a financial contribution. However, we appreciate any financial contribution these interested organizations may choose to make.