Kentucky PTA Legislative Priorities

Each year the Kentucky PTA legislative team reviews the issues that we will focus on during the upcoming legislative session. Using both the adopted Kentucky PTA and National PTA legislative platforms and resolutions as a reference and considering the needs in Kentucky, the legislative team drafts proposed priorities to present to the state board of directors. The board votes on these suggested priorities at the fall board meeting. Upon adoption, the priorities are delivered to each Kentucky legislator at the beginning of the yearly session. They are also shared with our many partners in education and health and safety.

KENTUCKY PTA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR 2018

  • SUPPORT TEACHER RETIREMENT PENSION FUNDING
  • SUPPORT FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION
         Maintain or increase funding for adequate K-12 public school education
    Fully fund transportation
    Fully fund all day Kindergarten
    Increase funding for early childhood programs
    Fully fund Family/Youth Resource Service Centers
  • OPPOSE ANY REDUCTION IN AUTHORITY AND/OR DISMANTLING OF SCHOOL BASED DECISION MAKING COUNCILS

We need to invest in our children who are our future.  Everychild, one voice.  Let’s make this happen.