Recent Advocacy Success Stories:
PTA leaders from across the country gathered in DC for the annual National PTA Legislative Conference in March 2019. Indiana PTA sent 3 leaders to represent our state. During the conference, PTA leaders visited with legislators to discuss priority issues. Our Indiana delegation met with the offices of Senator Braun, Senator Young, Representative Carson, Representative Banks and Representative Walorski.
The advocacy of PTA leaders on behalf of youth and families across our nation helped to persuade legislators to include $15 million in funding for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFECs)program in the FY2020 appropriations bill.
During the 2019 Indiana legislative session, Indiana PTA stood alongside our partners from the Indiana State Teacher's Association (ISTA) and the Indiana Coalition for Public Education (ICPE) in calling for increases in funding for public schools.
Due to the hard work of public education advocates, K-12 tuition support received a 2.5% increase in each year of Indiana's biennial budget. Overall, the budget represented a mixture of wins and losses for public education.
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PTA Advocacy History:
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