Membership in WSSRA is a good decision for both active school employees who have not yet retired and those who have already entered into retirement. Members of WSSRA are part of a local and regional structure which offers interesting and enjoyable contact with other educational colleagues.


There are several ways to join WSSRA. 

  • Automatic Dues Deduction (retired)
  • Automatic Payroll Deduction (employed)
  • Personal Check


Legislative Advocacy

The Association provides vigorous nonpartisan legislative advocacy at both the state and national level. There is a large, statewide Legislative Committee which works to maintain contact with the legislative process. We have a full time Legislative Coordinator and two professional lobbyists who work year around to support this work. They work hard to improve benefits and pensions and to protect them as well. Retirement counseling is offered for both active employees and for those already retired who have questions.


The Association provides 25 scholarships annually to high school seniors who are interested in the field of education. Our members are involved in the awarding of these scholarships each year. Local units offer mini-grants to educators in their local schools which gives opportunity for our retired members to visit schools and make a tangible contribution to people still actively employed.

Keeping Members Updated

The official WSSRA publication, The Journal, comes to members in five editions each year and provides news about member activities, articles on legislative work, features on health, economic information to aid in planning, travel articles, reports of unit activities across the state and much more (it is mailed and also available on line. There are local and regional meetings as well as an annual state convention.


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To represent all present and future Washington State School Retirees both classified and certificated.

To propose legislation and legislative action that will enhance school retirees’ lives.

To provide the support necessary to strengthen local units of WSSRA.

To foster involvement by school retirees in educational and community activities and organizations.

To support and communicate to local units the activities and priorities of NRTA, AARP, Congress and other entities that affect retired school personnel.

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