Keep the pressure on! The Trump Administration just released their proposed budget and as expected, it includes a massive and devastating $9.2 billion cut to public education.
President Trump’s budget proposal eliminates funding for educator professional development and for grants which help ensure students receive well-rounded educational opportunities, learn in healthy and safe school environments and have opportunities to use technology in the classroom.
Email your Members of Congress to tell them to fund our public schools and reject proposals that would undermine opportunities for all children!
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Source: National PTA Legislative News Alert, 5/25/17
FLPTA Legislative Action - Please CALL today and tell your Senator to vote NO on Conforming Bill 7069.
Florida PTA Takes Action - Our Children Are Worth MORE Than This - email sent by Florida PTA earlier today.
Late Friday afternoon a massive education bill was introduced through the budget process. This bill was negotiated behind closed doors, bypassing the democratic process of public input and the option for amendments. While testing reform, daily recess, and other good education policies have been placed inside this bill, it has a devastating impact on the education budget that will leave our most vulnerable children behind.
Now is the time to act! Please CALL today and tell your Senator to vote NO on Conforming Bill 7069. Our children are worth more than this.
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May 7, 2017 - FL PTA Legislative Alert
Late Friday afternoon, a massive education package was introduced through the budgeting process. While there are many valuable elements in this bill like sensible testing reform, parent friendly testing reports, daily recess, and important early learning initiatives, conforming bill 7069 will leave too many of our most vulnerable children behind. The Title I provision takes away our school districts' ability to effectively support our at-risk students. The required sharing of local tax dollars intended for school construction and repair diverts resources away from traditional public schools in all neighborhoods. Other provisions of this bill were never vetted in committee, thereby excluding essential input from parents and other community members.
As the largest child advocacy association in the state, the Florida PTA's mission has always been to serve and support EVERY child. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that the Florida PTA must oppose conforming bill 7069.
Read FLPTA's full recap and recommendation at http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1104540460460&ca=c72d3503-aa21-4f47-94ed-193595e2ba4b
Welcome to our newest PTA in Seminole County, Longwood Elementary PTA!
Win A Coupon Book!
The PTA with the most attendance will receive Coupon Books! In the event of a tie, there will be a drawing”
Rally In Tally, Day Trip to Tallahassee -- Save the Date, March 28th, and Register Now! Registration ends March 17th.
Plan to meet with other PTA members from their units, from their county, to observe activities and participate in any scheduled visits with leaders. Let's fill the bus! Rally in Tally with PTA!
Rally in Tally! Get on the Bus! March 28th! Register online today with Orange County Council PTA (OCCPTA).
Schedule : Tuesday, March 28, 2017
More details are coming for the day's activities. If you have any questions about Rally In Tally, you may contact email@example.com.
Click to read the National PTA Takes Action Newsletter dated 3/3/17.
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Are you or your Local PTA Unit interested in speaking up for Juvenile Justice, Educational Instruction and Testing, or Children’s Wellbeing? Then you may want to consider the offer SCCPTA has for you!
This year the SCCPTA is offering (2) $250 Legislative Grants for a local PTA unit or a local PTA representative to attend the 2017 Florida PTA Legislative Conference. The Conference begins Sunday evening, March 26, and continues through Tuesday, March 28 with speakers, programs and Legislative Committee meetings. Registration is open now. All PTA members are encouraged to attend and learn how you can make a difference with your voice.
The following is the SCCPTA Legislative Grant Application for local PTA/PTSA's use. View the application online and download the file to complete for your application. Application deadline is February 25, 2017.
Founders’ Day (February 17) is when we celebrate the legacy and work of our founders—Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler—to better the lives of every child in education, health and safety. It is a time to reflect and take pride in our achievements, and renew our commitment to be a:
Read more at National PTA's webpage at http://www.pta.org/history
A GUIDE FOR THE PTA ADVOCATE (source: FloridaPTA.org)
WHAT IS ADVOCACY? In the context of PTA, Advocacy is support and speaking up for children – in schools, in communities, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
Those who choose to lobby, to take their case directly to their elected representatives, represent one very important form of advocacy called “grassroots advocacy.”