Focus Areas

State Ballot Measures

California State PTA supports two state ballot measures:

Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020

This legislative measure authorizes the state to issue $15 billion in bonds for the construction and modernization of school facilities. It was passed by the State Legislature and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, and will be on the March 2020 ballot for voter approval.

Click here for detailed information about this ballot measure.

California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act

This initiative would require that commercial and industrial real estate property be taxed on current market value, raising as much as $11.5 billion in additional funding for schools and other local governments. A revised version of the initiative is being circulated for signature collection to place it on the November 2020 ballot.

Click here for detailed information about this ballot measure.


Campaign Restrictions: Use of School Resources

There are strict restrictions against using school district resources for political activity. This includes, for example, advocating for a ballot measure on school property and communicating advocacy information using school resources such as school email, website, etc.

You may gather signatures OFF school property and hold PTA meetings OFF school property for advocacy. You may use your PTA website and PTA email to distribute information to your members.

Please contact your school district for rules and permit requirements for any political activity on school property.