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MEET California State PTA:
- PTA members in over 3,300 schools across the state
- 160 volunteer advocates meeting with their legislators this week as part of our conference!
Choose 2 or 3 of these that are important to your community:
- PTA believes that all children deserve a quality education regardless of the community in which they live, the color of their skin, their language, their gender identity, or their immigration status.
POVERTY, INCOME AND RACIAL EQUITY
- PTA is seeking legislation to address poverty, and the income and racial inequities that affect millions of California’s families.
HEALTH & WELFARE
- PTA supports school and community programs that protect the health and welfare of children and families, and support items in the state budget including money for:
- Community schools
- School based health services
- School nutrition
- California’s school finance system must provide stable, adequate and equitable funding to meet the
diverse needs of all our students, including before and after-school programs, summer school and
- We support the recruitment and development of an educator workforce that is reflective of the students
at each school with qualified and effective teachers delivering a full curriculum that includes the arts,
P.E., and civics.
- All students deserve an education that prepares them for successful participation in society and entry
into college and the work force.
- Coursework must address racism and bias to counteract institutional and structural biases that often
drive inequitable outcomes for students.
- Schools should not open in person unless it is safe for students, staff and their families.
- School districts must provide opportunities for input and feedback from parents before and during
school reopening planning and implementation.
- Parent and families should be provided with choice in determining whether their child returns to the
classroom full or part time.