Members of the Illinois PTA and National PTA are devoted to following state and national legislation that affects our communities, schools, students, and parents.
As updates are available on a piece of legislation of interest, the Illinois PTA posts it on the Legislation page of their website.
Each year, National PTA publishes a public policy agenda that outlines policy priorities and recommendations for Congress. The priorities are selected based on the following criteria: timeliness of issue (is it being considered before Congress and the Administration), opportunities for National PTA to provide leadership and expertise to Congress, alignment to National PTA’s mission and resolutions, and ability to achieve a meaningful policy change that will produce positive results for children and their families.
The 2015 Public Policy Agenda focuses on three key priorities:
- Elementary and Secondary Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Special Education
- Education Funding
- Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- Child Nutrition
- School Safety