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PTA Advocacy

One of the most important roles of Indiana PTA is to advocate for laws that improve the lives of all children. The information below will help you learn more about legislative issues and how to be a better advocate.

What is a Legislative Position?

A legislative position is a statement outlining the opinion, will or intent of the association to address statewide problems, situations or concerns that affect children and youth.  A position statement usually requires initial action to seek resolution on the issue, but the position is sometimes maintained, even when action has been taken, to substantiate the continuing will of the association.

2018 Bills to Watch

Download the 2018-2019 Officers List and submit your information to Indiana PTA today! This important document makes sure your unit does not miss out on any crucial information in the coming school year. Please get this document in to our office ASAP!

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​​​Federal Legislation:

Urge Your Members of Congress to Keep Our Children and Our Schools Safe from Gun Violence!

Click here to send a letter to your members of Congress urging them to support legislation that would keep our children and our schools safe from gun violence!  Personalize the letter below and make your voice heard on this important issue!

Tell Congress to boost education funding in FY2019

​The House subcommittee passed an education funding bill that includes small increases for  education programs and largely rejects education secretary Betsy DeVos’ budget proposal, which slashed funding for the students most in need while calling for vouchers. All our students deserve high quality, well-resourced public schools, no matter what zip code they live in. Indiana PTA encouorages our members to take action and tell Congress to increase education funding for our public schools.

Indiana Legislature:

Summer Study Committee:

The interim study committee on education is charged with studying the following topics:

(A)Autism and public education (Source: SR 21.)

(B)The following issues relating to career counseling in elementary and high schools
during the 2018 through 2020 interims:

  • (i) The adequacy of current state and local funding for a school corporation's career counseling of students.
  • (ii) The current workload of a school corporation's career counselors.
  • (iii) The impact of having multiple graduation pathways on a school corporation's career counselor's workload.
  • (iv) The fiscal impact of having multiple graduation pathways on a school corporation's ability to provide adequate career counseling to students.

(Source: HEA 1426-2018.)

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We are working on updating our website to get ready for the 2018-2019 school year. Please be on the lookout for new information that your PTA will need for next year!

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The Indiana General Assembly will be in session until March 14, 2018. 

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015 represented a shift from a prescriptive federal role in education under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to more state and local flexibility. States now have more responsibility over their accountability systems, assessments, standards and school improvement plans than they had in the past 15 years. So what does this new law mean for your child’s education and school?

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