2019 Virginia PTA Proposed Legislation Program (PLP)

Each year, Virginia PTA’s local units and members vote on a proposal legislation program (PLP) that represents its official position on a wide variety of issues affecting Virginia's children and youth. This is extremely important as the PLP consists of legislative action items and policy statements to be utilized and becomes the foundation for Virginia PTA's advocacy activities during Virginia's legislative session at the State Capitol in Richmond. The PLP also becomes the basis for official testimony by the Virginia PTA at legislative hearings and before other state regulatory agencies. Previously approved position statements and convention resolutions automatically become a part of the program. Please note that as long as other legislative items do not conflict with the PLP, local councils, units, and members, using the names of their specific local PTA/PTSAs, may support additional legislative items not contained in the 2019 PLP. Please vote TODAY as the deadline to complete the voting process is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018! YOU MUST BE A PTA MEMBER TO VOTE!

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* 1. Position Statement #1 - Virginia PTA supports legislation that implements and fully funds resources to support students’ mental health needs.

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* 2. Position Statement #2 - Virginia PTA supports legislation that implements and funds school safety measures and the effective use of Threat Assessment Teams to improve the learning environments of our public schools.

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* 3. Position Statement #3 - Virginia PTA supports legislation and policies that incorporate career and technical education (CTE) into K-12 classrooms, paying special attention to real-life career options and opportunities for training.

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* 4. POSITION STATEMENT #4 - Virginia PTA supports legislation and policies that seek to recruit and retain effective educators, especially in high-poverty areas, remote locations and hard to fill positions.

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* 5. Are you a PTA member?

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* 6. Name of Local School PTA Where You Are a Member 

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* 7. Please provide your contact information

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