California State PTA Legislative Conference 2020

On Monday, January 13th, 27 delegates from First District PTA joined a sold-out gathering of 150 California PTA members at our state capitol for the annual CAPTA Legislation Conference. Monday we stayed at the hotel and heard from a variety of speakers including Secretary of State Alex Padilla, the governor’s Education Budget Manager, an EdSource reporter and several consultants who are public education champions.

The next day, we walked to the Capitol building where we heard from six of our representatives who are actively involved in various levels of public education and the health and welfare of children. After these lectures and workshops, we were prepared to visit personally with our area representative and discuss the importance of our PTA and to get their commitment to the future of California on topics such as:

  • The expansion of quality preschool programs

  • Programs that promote the health and welfare of all children and families

  • Stable and sustainable public education funding comparable to the top then states

  • A full curriculum for all students that includes P.E. and the arts

  • Legislation to reduce the effects of poverty on children and families

There is no better way to get a full grasp of our California PTA’s strength, commitment and mission of advocacy that this conference. If you weren’t able to attend this year, please keep an eye open for next year’s registration announcement so you can sign-up before it sells out.

It’s Time to Elect Your Nominating Committee!

A quick reminder that Nominating Committees need to be elected at an association meeting at least two months before the annual election meeting.

Information about when and how a nominating committee is elected is found in your PTA Bylaws. Bylaws provide details on who is eligible to serve as well as how many members and alternates are on the nominating committee.

Click HERE for more information in the California State PTA Toolkit about nominations and elections.

Click here to download “You’ve Been Elected to the Nominating Committee — What’s Next?”

Click here to download the Nominating Committee Checklist

Click here to download the Nominating Committee Report

If you have any questions, please contact First District PTA Parliamentarian Christy Brown at

Insurance: We’ve Got Your PTA Covered

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California State PTA is committed to ensuring you have the best possible insurance coverage and service to protect your unit and your members. The 2020 Insurance Guide is here! Download the current guide here to learn more about how California State PTA provided insurance protects your PTA.

Have a question about your insurance? Our Insurance Guide, FAQs, contact information for PTA’s insurance broker and additional information can be found at

Advocacy News

Ed100 is a free, online resource with short, plainly worded lessons that explain how California’s systems really work.  Ask your PTA board members to join you by signing up for It’s free and available in English and Spanish.

To sign up for Ed100 on a mobile device, choose “Join | Login”. On a computer click the orange “Start Learning” button.

We are working on updating the First District PTA website to provide fresh and relevant information for our PTA leaders. Thank you for your patience as we complete this process.

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