PTA is a child advocacy association whose legislative mission is to speak on behalf of all children and youth at the local, state and federal levels. One of the purposes of PTA is “to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.” PTA promotes and encourages legislative advocacy for the education and welfare of all children and youth.

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Get Involved with Education

Greenville County constituents who would like to voice their concerns regarding education in South Carolina will be able to a public hearing on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6-8:00 PM at the Wade Hampton High School Auditorium. 
The intention of this meeting is to listen to the concerns of Greenville County constituents regarding the SC Career Opportunity and Access for all Act (Education Reform Bill). Speakers will sign up to speak between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Each person will be allowed 3 minutes to speak. In order to allow us to hear from as many people as possible, there will not be a discussion time between each speaker or a question and answer period.

The hearing will go until the last speaker has spoken or until 8:00 p.m., whichever comes first. Individuals who are not able to attend the meeting may submit written remarks to the Legislative Delegation prior to the hearing. Remarks can be emailed to

February 27, 2019

Greenville County superintendent criticizes parts of South Carolina education reform bill

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Role of PTA in Legislation

As local officers of the largest grassroots child advocacy organization in the state, PTA legislative advocacy chairs are responsible for demonstrating leadership on children’s issues at the local level by educating PTA members, community members and elected officials about PTA’s issues of concern and legislative priorities and goals.

Helpful Websites/Resources

Recorded legislative Preview Webinar - October 30, 2018

Topics discussed:

  • State takeovers of school districts

  • District consolidation

  • Education funding reform

  • Teacher pay, recruitment and retention

  • School start date

2018 Legislative Wrap Up