We are excited to share the following message from National PTA regarding the status of our resolution on Restraint and Seclusion practices and policies. We will present this resolution for adoption at the June 2015 Convention in North Carolina. PTA resolutions and position statements are official documents outlining the opinion, will, or intent of the association to address national problems, situations, or concerns that affect children and youth and require national action to seek resolution on the issue. They serve an important purpose in formalizing and focusing the positions of the organization on various important and relevant issues. If adopted, the resolution will set minimum standards and practices for the use of Restraint and Seclusion in our public schools. It will also drive the advocacy efforts of all of our constituent associations across the country.
This resolution represents more than a year of collaboration, hard work and dedication to protecting our children. This is also the first time Delaware PTA has submitted and had a resolution approved.
Use this link to read this and other Delaware PTA Resolutions
Thank you for your continued support of Delaware PTA
Dr. Terri Hodges, Delaware State PTA President
” Dear President Hodges:
It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you and the Delaware PTA on the acceptance of your proposed resolution,Restraint and Seclusion, by the National PTA Board of Directors for presentation to the delegates at the 2015 National Convention.
Your extraordinary dedication through the entire process to get to this end is to be commended. Only you and your mentors from the Resolutions Committee fully recognize what you have accomplished. Thank you so much for moving one step closer to providing our members with an exceptional tool for child advocacy.
I will cite the motion from the January 2015 board meeting.
Upon recommendation from the resolutions committee, the following motion was adopted: That the Board of Directors place the following revised resolution on “Restraint and Seclusion” resubmitted by the Delaware PTA on the agenda of the Annual Convention for consideration by the delegates with the amendment of “constituent organizations” to “constituent associations” in all places in the resolution.
**Any local PTA can develop a resolution for submission to Delaware and National PTA. For more information on developing a resolution or to view current National Resolutions visit the National PTA website.