Positions & Resolutions

Legislative Priorities

Virginia PTA Legislative Priorities are adopted annually by the Virginia PTA Board of Directors based on existing resolutions and/or position statements to highlight areas where legislative action is needed in the upcoming General Assembly Session to to address statewide concerns that affect children and youth. Resolutions adopted at Virginia PTA Annual Meetings are automatically legislative priorities for the General Assembly session following their approval.

Coalition Statements

Virginia PTA collaborates with other associations to amplify work on our positions, resolutions, state legislative priorities and mission. This periodically results in join statements to advance shared priorities.

Letters on Public Policy

Virginia PTA periodically issues formal letters to elected officials or government agencies; signs-on to coalition letters; or provides formal comment to support and advance our positions, resolutions, state legislative priorities and mission. Virginia PTA may join with National PTA, other state PTAs as well as other education, civic and advocacy associations who have a shared mission to amplify our collective message to elected officials or administration.


Position Statements

Virginia PTA Position Statements are adopted by the Virginia PTA Board of Directors and are official documents based on our mission, research and/or previous resolutions or positions of either Virginia PTA or National PTA. Position Statements outline the opinion, will, or intent of the association to address a current statewide situation or concern that affects children and youth and which requires statewide or national attention and action to address.

Resolutions

Virginia PTA Resolutions are a tool that we use to share our research with each other and formally communicate a researched action, opinion or needed solution to address a concern which affects children and youth statewide. Resolutions can come from local units or council PTAs and are adopted at the Virginia PTA Annual Meeting by General Membership.

APPROVED RESOLUTIONS

2023: Pathways Out Of Poverty
2023: Fentanyl Abuse & Prevention
2023: School Libraries & Access to Books (Cross Reference: Mass Media, Libraries & Educational Material)
2021: Special Education Funding, Services, Training & Oversight
2021: Restraint & Seclusion
2020: Electric School Buses
2020: Solar Energy for Schools
2020: Agriculture Education & School Gardens
2020: Equal Taxing Authority for Counties & Education Funding
2020: Early Childhood Education
2020: Discontinue Sales of Competitive Foods During School Hours
2020: Limit Frequent Lockdown Drills
2019: World Language Instruction for K-16
2019: Mental Health Return to Learn Safety Net Resolution
2018: Small Community Schools & Aging School Building Maintenance
2016: Local Government Zoning Authority Within Gun Free School Zones Year
2016: Parental SOL Opt-Out Designation on Non-End of Course (EOC) SOL Tests
2015: Dyslexia
2015: Dangers of E-Cigarettes

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