Interesting few days in Tallahassee. Attended Committee Meetings, met with several Legislators, and our Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart. Was feeling pretty good until learning that StudentsFirst is looking to establish a strong presence in Florida. I guess being defeated two times in two years on proposed Parent Trigger legislation, thanks to parent and community support, doesn't sit well with them. Well, we did it before and we can do it again! I'll start now...Parent Trigger Kills Public Schools!
Part of the National PTA's threefold mission is to speak on behalf of all children and youth before governmental bodies and other organizations. For over 100 years, PTA volunteers have used their time, energy, experience and knowledge to bring about changes in laws, policies and programs for the benefit of children. (Click Here to learn about our history.)
In order to maintain a nonprofit status under federal rules, the Florida PTA is nonpartisan and works to direct its efforts at members of all political parties in order to enact change. When PTA officers or lobbyists participate in legislative activities that educate lawmakers about officially adopted PTA positions, or support a particular piece of legislation that is in agreement with the PTA Legislative Program, it is done on a strictly nonpartisan basis.
2016 FLORIDA PTA LEADERSHIP CONVENTION
JULY 14-17, 2016 AT INNISBROOK RESORT IN PALM HARBOR
Please Plan your budgets accordingly as Leadership/Convention Training is an investment in the future leadership of your PTA. It is a legitimate PTA expense. Current and incoming board members, administrators, teachers and students are invited to attend. Encourage any members who have demonstrated that spark of leadership potential to register. This event is open to any PTA/PTSA member interested in improving the lives of children and youth.