What's Your Issue?  Call For Resolutions
 

WHO:     Your PTA

 

WHAT:   Submit a resolution for consideration to the Pennsylvania PTA.

 

WHEN:   Received in the state PTA office by October 1.

 

WHY:     If your PTA has an issue that is of statewide concern, take action by submitting a resolution to Pennsylvania PTA. A PTA resolution expresses the position or belief of National PTA, the state PTA and its local units. It interprets the PTA mission and justifies action as members undertake programs and projects. Resolutions guide the work of PTA. They allow PTAs to take action on proposed legislation or regulations that impact the health, education, and general welfare of all children and youth.

 

For more information, visit the Members Only section of this website, or contact the State PTA Legislative & Advocacy Chair.
 
 
 
A PTA resolution expresses the position or belief of National PTA, the state PTA and its local units.  It interprets the PTA mission and justifies action as members undertake programs and projects.  Resolutions guide the work of PTA.  They allow PTA to take action on proposed legislation or regulations that impact the health, education, and general welfare of all children and youth.  Any local, council or district PTA can submit a resolution to Pennsylvania PTA for consideration.  If your members have an issue facing them that is of statewide concern, think about submitting it to Pennsylvania PTA for consideration.  All accepted resolutions are presented at the state PTA convention for adoption.   

 

WHY RESOLUTIONS ARE IMPORTANT

Does your PTA have an issue affecting your PTA, school or community that is statewide in scope?  If so, than your PTA may wish to address the concern by initiating statewide action, such as urging support of legislation, providing awareness programs, or collaborating with other community groups.  A resolution would provide a starting point in addressing the issue.  Resolutions present both a consensus of opinion and actions to be taken.  Our state and National PTA Resolutions provide positions that have been discussed and adopted by our members.  They enable PTA to be a voice for children in many areas.  We provide testimony, urge sponsorship of legislation, join coalitions, and provide information to members on issues.

 

A resolution submitted to Pennsylvania PTA calls for action by the Pennsylvania PTA and its members, units, councils, and districts.  It must address a statewide issue and require statewide attention, not merely local action.  Pennsylvania PTA resolutions are adopted by delegates at the annual state convention.  National Resolutions are adopted by delegates at the annual National PTA convention and address issues or concerns that have a national scope.

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