Wednesday, March 03, 2010

PTO Council Advocacy Committee


I am excited to announce the kick-off of the PTO Council's new advocacy committee.  We will be holding our first meeting on Thursday, March 5 at 9 am in the Main Conference room at BALAS, 2555 S State St, 48108.

The purpose of the committee is to voice the concerns of Ann Arbor Public School Parents on state level school financing issues.

An action plan will be defined by the Advocacy Committee but will likely include:
o    Developing talking points for approval by PTO Council 
o    Joining rally efforts by other Parent Advocacy Groups with similar objectives (SOS, MPFS, or MiPTSA)
o    Attending legislative coffees of announced candidates for fall election
o    Joining parents in Ypsilanti, Dexter and other Washtenaw County School Districts to bolster efforts 
Our proposed timetable is:
Mar.     Inaugural meeting - Advocacy training and action
           plan drafted
April     Talking points and action plan approved by PTO
May     Active advocacy begins

What the committee needs to be successful is MEMBERS!   Please join us and let's find out how powerful our voices as parents can be.

Donna Lasinski
Submitted by Gitanjli McRoy, King PTOC Representative