This page is dedicated to information, and resources for PTA leaders regarding education.
Have questions? Please contact the First District PTA VP Education Patty Scripter via email at Education@PTA1.org.
Here are a few things your PTA can share and promote as the school year starts to help your parents be more engaged and participating in decision making at your schools:
LCAP* – Now is the time to educate – and learn by asking:
- Where is your district LCAP posted? Is it easy to find on the website?
- What are your district’s priorities? Do the priorities align with what students/parents think is needed?
- Where and when can parents give input in the LCAP process?
- Who in your PTA is participating in the process? Do they report at your PTA meeting?
- How is your district reaching out and engaging parents? Are more parents participating in the process? If not, ask why not?
- Review how you can participate throughout the year on the Seasons of LCAP flyer https://capta.org/resource/seasons-of-lcap-development-and-engagement/
* Local Control and Accountability Plan – For more information about what the LCAP is and how it works: https://capta.org/focus-areas/lcfflcap/
CreateCA – Creativity is Not Optional
California State PTA is part of a statewide coalition committed to ensuring that all students have access to a full arts curriculum as required in California Education Code. You can join the effort and make a difference in the following ways:
- Be part of the campaign to raise awareness about the importance of arts education – go to www.createca.org and sign up. You’ll gain access to a tool kit of materials to help your efforts.
- Use this flyer (PDF Attached) to go before your school board and not only talk about the importance of the arts – BUT ALSO ASK FOR AN INCREASE THE NUMBER OF OFFERINGS IN THE ARTS. Ask how this can be done. Offer to set up a meeting to discuss solutions.
ED100 -Free Online Resource
Learn how the education systems works so you can make a difference!
- Sign up for Ed100 and complete some lessons!
- Invite First District to present about Ed100 at a meeting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Challenge your Superintendent & School Board to sign up for Ed100 and participate. In Burbank, Superintendent Matt Hill is an Ed100 graduate and has continually encouraged parents and staff to sign up too. Burbank has increased the number of Ed100 participants by 421% and by the end of the last school year had 27 Graduates – who are being recognized at school board meetings. Can your district beat those numbers?