Some of our more recent legislative issues are: 


Adequate and Equitable School Funding

Funding for Growing Public Schools

Funding for Quality Pre-K Grant Programs

Funding for Full Day Pre-K for At-Risk Students

Ensuring Special Education Services

Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility

Prohibiting the sale of Powdered Alcohol to Minors

Bullying/Cyberbullying

Partnership for Healthy Texas

STAAR Testing Reductions for grades 3-8

State Accountability System

State Board of Education

Opposing Vouchers

Supporting Districts of Innovation




Reduction in the number of End-of-Course Exams required to graduate For a detailed list of our current legislative priorities, positions, and resolutions, visit txpta.org/advocacy. But it doesn't stop there! Clear Creek Community Council of of PTAs is committed to advocating for children at the local and district levels too. See a problem or have an idea? To provide your feedback, or ask questions, please let us know by completing this short form. Want to serve on our Advocacy Committee? Email Lea Bodie, 4th VP - Advocacy.
 
Membership is the backbone of our Advocacy efforts. Help us make our voice louder than ever — join PTA. To make an even bigger impact, complete the CCCC CommYOUnity Membership form and join multiple PTAs at once.

Lea Bodie

4th VP - Advocacy

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Advocacy is at the core of our PTA mission to make every child's potential a reality. By engaging and educating members on important issues at the local, state and national level, PTAs become an important voice in making decisions that impact Texas families.


PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association in the United States. Founded in 1897, PTA has a long, successful history of influencing federal policy to promote the education, health and well-being of all children. Advocacy has been an important part of PTA for over 100 years. From the beginning, PTA leaders have been focused on giving our children the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education. 
 
Some of our past priorities include:

The Abolition of the Public Drinking Cup
Vaccination Requirements 
Child Labor laws
Creation of Kindergarten classes
School Lunch programs
Construction standards for school buildings
Jury service for women
Juvenile Justice System
Strengthened parent-teacher relationships

Funding of school-based health clinics
Limiting access of children to tobacco and alcohol products
Including school supplies to the annual tax-free holiday
Requirement of site-based decision making committees on all campuses 
The restriction of children riding as cargo in the back of pickup trucks 
Statewide safety standards for playgrounds
Graduated Driver’s Licenses for Teenagers

Reduction in the number of End-of-Course Exams required to graduate 

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