News & Press Releases

  • California State PTA statement on the new vaccination mandate for California students and school employees in 2022

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    California State PTA has released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement today of a new vaccination mandate for students and school employees. The state mandate is expected to go into effect by July 1, 2022, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approves COVID-19 vaccines for those 12 and older. Additional details are expected in the coming weeks and months.

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  • California State PTA Applauds the Education Package Signed by the Governor July 2021

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    California State PTA has released the following statement in response to the education package signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday, July 9, 2021:
    “This education package is great news for students and families in California,” said Carol Green, President of California State PTA. “There is a lot to celebrate in the $123.9 billion TK-12 education package. It includes funding for top PTA priorities including early childhood education, community schools and wrap-around services, universal school nutrition, and mental health services. PTA also supports the return to in-person instruction that includes a robust option for students who may need distance learning for health or other reasons.”

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  • Carol Green Begins Two-Year Term as President of California State PTA

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    Carol Green, a dedicated advocate for all children and families, began her term as California State PTA President on July 1, 2021. Green, a passionate volunteer and advocate for children and families, now leads the largest child advocacy association in California as it strives to improve the health, safety, education and welfare of the state’s nine million children.

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  • What’s in the Governor’s Proposed Budget for Children and Families? Here’s a Quick Overview

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    Governor Newsom’s May 2021 Revise budget, buoyed by an unexpected surge in California’s tax revenues, helps repair the deep budget cuts of the pandemic and allows the state to start to invest more to support children, families and schools.

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  • Governor Announces Budget That Offers Significant Investment in Children and Families

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    California State PTA is celebrating Governor Newsom’s May revised budget proposal that makes significant investments in California State PTA equity and priority issues, fueled by unexpectedly large tax receipts. The checklist below gives you a quick summary of major investments: PTA “WISH LIST” GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET Universal transitional kindergarten – YES Community schools – YES […]

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  • California State PTA Response to Verdict in Chauvin Trial

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    California State PTA has released the following statement in response to the recent verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin: “We are a nation traumatized by racial injustice. The murder verdict in the George Floyd case is one important signal that police who use excessive force and discriminatory practices are not above the law. Incidents of discriminatory practices and racial injustice happen not only on our public streets but in our public schools.

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  • California State PTA Statement Denouncing Violence Against Asian Americans

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    California State PTA condemns the Georgia shootings and the recent violence against Asian Americans in our country. Our association stands firmly against racism in all forms and denounces all racial violence.

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  • California State PTA Supports Postponing the Administration of the CAASPP Tests

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    Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond California State Board of Education 1430 N Street, Room 5111 Sacramento, CA 95814 Email – sbe@cde.ca.gov RE: Agenda Item 2 Dear Dr. Darling-Hammond and Members of the State Board of Education: California State PTA supports postponing the administration of the CAASPP tests until the start of the 2021-22 school year. Such a […]

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  • California State PTA’s Response to Agreement on School Reopening Reached by Legislature and Governor

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    Celia Jaffe, President of California State PTA, has issued a statement on behalf of California State PTA’s 700,000 members in response to legislation passed today regarding the spring reopening of schools. “California State PTA is strongly committed to the safe reopening of schools. We appreciate the cooperation between the Governor and Legislature in finalizing a spring agreement to incentivize in-person instruction.”

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  • 10 Things California State PTA Recommends for the Safe Reopening of Schools

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    California State PTA is writing on behalf of the children and families of California who want to see their children return to school as soon as it is safe to do so. It has been almost a year since California closed its school campuses and our children are falling behind academically and their mental health is suffering. We ask the Legislature and the Governor to work together on a coordinated plan that incorporates our recommendations for a safe reopening.

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