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Legislative News and Links

PTA is one of the nation's largest child advocacy organization and by being so it is imperative that we act at the local, state and national levels. Like so many of us with busy lives, keeping up with the legislation information and details can be time consuming and in some cases overwhelming. To help you stay on track and be well informed, you can simply sign up for Legislative Alerts from both Texas and National PTAs. Simply sign up on the following websites:

 


http://www.txpta.org/legislative/

 

The State Board of Education (SBOE) has been tasked with identifying courses that will count as advanced courses in the new Foundation Diploma Program and courses that may be taken for the new endorsements students may earn in areas of personal interest.

 

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is expected to make decisions regarding the new graduation requirements on the following timeline.

  • September 17: Public Hearing
  • September 18: Discussion of HB 5 Rules
  • November: First Reading and Filing Authorization
  • December: Official Public Comment Period
  • January: Second Reading and Final Adoption

 


http://www.pta.org/advocacy/?navItemNumber=505

 

 

Texas PTA Legislative Alerts

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Texas PTA - Advocacy And You

 


Save Texas Schools

Save Texas Schools is a nonpartisan statewide volunteer coalition of parents, students, educators, business leaders, concerned citizens, community groups and faith organizations. Their goal is to encourage the state’s elected officials to support quality public education for ALL Texas students, pre-K to college.

 


Joint General and Special Elections

As a result of the passing of Senate Bill 14, voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas Elections. Visit VoteTexas.gov for more information.

 

PTA does not endorse any candidate or political party.

 


Advocacy

PTA is an advocate for all children so why not consider a Legislation/Advocacy chairperson on your executive board. We know that there are local boards who have trouble filling board positions but advocacy on behalf of our children is very important..it's imperative that our membership is aware of legislative issues and what better way to support our schools, our teachers, and our kids.

 

It may seem daunting at first but there is a wealth of information and resources on both National and Texas PTA websites. Like with many of the PTA positions, there are resource guides, quick guides and so much more available at Texas PTA's website.

 

Resources

Texas and National PTA websites provides its membership with a cornucopia of resources which is a must for all. Please take some time and browse the following webpages which are full of useful information.

 

Contact our Legislative Chair position if you have any questions, Monie Mondragon Devoss at . As always, Council is here to help.

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