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Christina PTA Council Urges Legislators to Fund Education

On behalf of parents, students and teachers in the Christina school district, Christina PTA Council President Mary Schorse sent the following letter to the Delaware General Assembly today Christina Council Budget Letter Schorse echos the sentiments of hundreds of families and educators throughout the state. The stakes are high for Delaware public schools. The General Assembly is tasked with voting on a budget by 11:59pm tonight June 30th.  

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Senate Dear Colleague Letter to Support SFECs Submitted Yesterday

Dear PTA Leaders, On May 25, the U.S. Senate’s deadline to receive Dear Colleague letters closed and  we are happy to announce that this year PTA was able to garner a bipartisan group of 28 Senators to sign on to the Dear Colleague letter in support of funding for Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFECs), which is 6 more Senators than we had on last year’s letter. This is a huge accomplishment that could not be done without all of your hard work and advocacy efforts at the local and state levels.  Great job everyone and thank you for all that

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Education Funding – Sample Call Script

As you know the Governor’s proposed budget cuts pose a serious threat to public education in Delaware. It is imperative that everyone contact their local legislators and urge them to reject the proposed budget. On behalf of the Education Funding Campaign, we are sharing the attached call script with you to use when contacting your local legislators. A letter template will also be available shortly for you to email your representative. It is time we invest in our future, not destroy it. Our students, teachers and schools simply cannot afford this type of “shared sacrifice” – haven’t they already sacrificed

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PTA vs. Unaffiliated Parent Groups

People often use the names PTA and PTO interchangeably. The fact is, PTA and PTO are two completely different groups.  PTO is a generic acronym for groups not affiliated with PTA. The differences between PTAs and other parent groups are many.  To learn more about the PTA difference check out the PTAvsUPG-Brochure This is a great resource to share with your membership, district and anyone that is interested in learning more about the benefits of PTA!!

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Delaware PTA 117th Annual Leadership Meeting and Awards Dinner

When: Friday April 28, 2017  05:00 pm  – 9:00 pm Where: Cab Calloway School of Arts 100 N Dupont Rd, Wilmington, DE 19805      Each year PTA members and local leaders come together to represent their schools, PTA units and districts at the annual Delaware PTA State Convention. As we transition from a Fall to Spring Convention, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the Leadership Meeting and Awards Dinner where we will nominate new officers, vote on the association’s legislative priorities, bylaws amendments and present awards.  RSVP TODAY at https://delaware-pta-117th-annual-leadership-meeting-and-awards-dinne.cheddarup.com Voting delegates include the President of

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School Board Election Guidelines

School Board Elections are upon us. Delaware PTA would like to take this time to remind everyone that as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that PTA is nonpartisan.  As such, Delaware PTA and its constituent associations never comment on, endorse nor support candidates for office. We support issues – not candidates. Our role is to engage and empower families to exercise their voice. We will do this by promoting voter turnout and working with local unit leaders to coordinate candidate forums in each district so that our families can make informed decisions when voting. Check out these resources for more information

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Increase Special Education Services in Delaware

PTA family, We are sharing this critical “Take Action Letter” to mobilize our community in support of House Bill 12, which extends critical funding to special education students in kindergarten through third grade. Please take a moment to send this letter to Governor Carney by clicking the link below, and then share the link with your friends & family. https://actionnetwork.org/letters/increase-special-education-services-in-delaware?source=direct_link& Delaware PTA has long supported efforts to support adequate funding for special education students and we know that early intervention is critical to student success. We have strengthened our position on our advocacy efforts in our proposed 2017-18 Legislative Priorities

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