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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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Delaware PTA Announces Partnership with College Select

College Planning Services to be provided to all students and families in the State of Delaware Greenville, SC: College Select announced today a partnership with Delaware State PTA. Both entities are committed to providing all children in the State of Delaware a complete college planning solution. “Delaware PTA is really excited to partner with College Select to offer a comprehensive and reasonably priced college planning service to our families and students. Delaware PTA President Dr. Terri Hodges said that it is never too early to begin engaging families and students in the college planning process.  We currently offer scholarships for

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National PTA Statement on Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Feb. 7, 2017)—The following statement can be attributed to National PTA President Laura Bay: “Today, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education. Throughout the confirmation process, National PTA joined other education, civil rights, disabilities and community organizations in expressing strong concerns for Secretary DeVos’ lack of experience with public education; unfamiliarity with the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s public school students, families and educators; and support of programs that divert critical public school resources.   “National PTA looks forward to informing Secretary DeVos on all of our public policy priorities, including equitable public education for

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