PTSA Legislative Commitee
Pittsford PTSA Advocates - Your Leaders In Action
The education reform landscape is New York State continues to change. Your state, regional and Pittsford PTSA leaders stay abreast of information on these issues and continue to advocate for our students.
PTSA Legislative Committee
The newly formed Legislative Committee of the Pittsford District PTSA serves as an advocate for improvements to our district with regards to funding and education policy. This committee is a resource for parents, teachers, students, and the greater Pittsford community.
Legislative actions are an integral part of the PTSA dynamic. The committee’s mission aligns with New York State and National PTA goals of “supporting and speaking up for children—in schools, in communities, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.”
Current Initiatives & Updates
This year’s objective is to secure full foundation aid for all of our students. Currently, our Kindergarteners are considered .5 students, which equates to half of the necessary foundation aid funding from the state. Working collaboratively with our District Advocacy Team and Pittsford Cares, we aim to clarify this formula and further reduce the gap in funding for our schools.
What is Advocacy?
In the context of PTSA, advocacy is supporting and speaking up for children—in schools, in communities, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
State laws have a major impact on education and child welfare. State and local PTSAs can play a pivotal role in promoting PTSA priorities by involving their members in advocacy to help secure adequate state and local laws for our students.
The PTSA Legislative Committee is co-chaired by Michael Delgado and Meredith Graham
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District Advocacy Steering Committee updates can be found below in the Related Files.
How you can help
There are many ways to be an advocate! Here are some ideas:
Meet with school leaders to discuss a topic of importance to the district
Attend a school board meeting and/or serve on the school board
Work with school and state leaders to implement strong family engagement policies
Sign up for the National PTA Takes Action Network to get updates on important federal policies and send messages Congress
Check the state PTA’s website to see if they have a network
Write a letter to the editor to stress the importance of family engagement and other PTSA policy priorities