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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Check out Greenville County School’s Eye on Legislation page for the latest news and information!

February 27, 2019

Greenville County superintendent criticizes parts of South Carolina education reform bill

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SCSBA Lunch and Learn Legislative Update Webinar

Spend lunchtime on Monday, March 4, from Noon - 1 p.m. with SCSBA legislative staff for an update on the S.C. Career Opportunity and Access for All Act and other education legislation that is moving through the House and Senate. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and interact with presenters during this informative webinar. There is no fee for the webinar, but when you register online, you will receive an email with detailed instructions and system requirements for participating. Click here to register

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.

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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