PTA Resolutions and Position Statements

WHERE WE STAND: COLORADO PTA RESOLUTIONS AND POSITIONS

 This summary has been developed as only a reference to all current resolutions and position statements of Colorado PTA.  The information has been paraphrased and does not represent the complete position of Colorado PTA.  Please be aware that many of Colorado PTA’s stands and positions are based on National PTA resolutions and positions statements and, therefore, this document is intended to be used in conjunction with the National “Where We Stand” summary when determining Colorado PTA’s position on issues.

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PTA promotes and supports opportunities for families to effectively participate in their children’s lives.

  • PTA helps members connect to teachers and administrators to increase communication between school and home.
  • Families turn to PTA for advice, from handling homework to helping your child chose career goals.
  • PTA cares about and acts on issues that matter most to families and students: safe schools, quality, teachers, healthy lifestyles, and arts education.
  • PTA helps local leaders plan events and involve families with national resources, tools and training.

Students achieve when families and teachers partner through PTA to ensure children are safe and healthy.

  • PTA encourages family-school involvement programs that link to learning and student success.
  • PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships emphasize what parents, schools, and communities can do together to support student success.
  • PTA partners with other groups that share and support our mission to positively impact children’s lives.
  • PTA recognizes excellence in schools that welcome parents’ participation.
  • PTA empowers families to speak out on local, state, and national issues that affect children’s education, health, and welfare.

 

PTA connects schools and communities to help children reach their full potential.

  • PTA brokers partnerships with organizations and businesses to expand learning options, such as after-school programs.
  • PTA collaborates with national sponsors to offer resources, programs, and member benefits, like retail discounts.
  • PTA increases the level of family and community involvement in underserved areas for all children to succeed.
  • PTA members serve as advisors and leaders for government agencies, non-profits, and school boards to voice the needs of all families and children.