STEP UP YOUR ADVOCACY EFFORTS!
Over the past several months the united voices of parents were heard from the halls of our state capitol to the offices of the Commissioner of Education. Your advocacy efforts created policy changes. The phone calls, e-mails, and visits to your elected officials demonstrated how relationships effect change. This is the foundation of advocacy.
2023 Legislative Priorities
S 261/H 603 An Act relative to universal school meals – requiring schools to promote the supplemental nutrition assistance program to families.
S 301/H 489 An Act providing affordable and accessible high-quality early education and care to promote child development and well-being and support the economy in the Commonwealth
S 350 An Act relative to physical and social recess in schools – mandates K – 5 students at least twenty consecutive minutes of free-play recess per day.
S 526/H 851 An Act ensuring safe drinking water in schools
H425 An Act to ensure equitable representation of required parent advisory councils to school committees – SEPAC and ELLPAC representatives hold nonvoting seat on the school committee.
S210/H3915 An Act expanding licensure opportunity for school counselors – relative to licensing of mental health counselors.
Full funding for the Student Opportunity Act and the Special Education Circuit Breaker accounts.
Thank you for your support,
MA PTA Legislative Committee