For a complete list of projects, please see this link:
Have questions about the 2017 SPS Bond Proposal? This link from Springfield Public Schools helps answer those Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
MISSOURI PTA LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM 2017
These legislative priorities are based on the issues that the Missouri PTA Legislative Department expects to target for the 2017 legislative session. As unexpected issues emerge, Missouri PTA will act in accordance with the resolution and position statements that have been approved by the membership. A complete list of resolutions and position statements are available on our website (www.mopta.org).
Missouri PTA supports:
- Legislation that protects and calls for local control of schools.
- Legislation to strengthen laws designed to protect minors from abuse and increase funding for programs and services aimed at the prevention of child abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
- Legislation that supports increased access to mental health services for children.
- Opposition to tax credits or tax deductions for tuition paid by a parent or sponsors for non-public elementary or secondary school children.
- Enforcement of legislation requiring school districts to have policies that promote increased parental engagement in their children’s education.
- Legislation that will maintain or generate local and state funding for public education.
- Legislation that will safeguard the educational and personal records of students.
- Legislation that would protect children and youth from being discriminated against based on race, religion or sexual orientation.
Missouri State PTA Office
2101 Burlington Street
Columbia, MO. 65202
You won’t want to miss legislative alerts from National PTA or Missouri PTA. Make sure you are up-to-date, informed and ready to take action by signing up at these links:
Missouri PTA: http://mopta.org/jc-dc-take-action/
National PTA quick sign up: http://www.pta.org/advocacy/takesaction.cfm?navItemNumber=3451
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) would like to thank Delaware, Disney, Field, Gray, Harrison, Hickory Hills, Holland, Jeffries, Mann, Pershing, Pittman, Pleasant View, Robberson, Sequiota, and Sherwood for their generous donations. Your support ensures every 1st and 2nd grader gets to choose 3 free books each school year.
Contributions to RIF may be sent to: PO Box 11253, Springfield, MO 65808
Currently, Missouri incarcerates youth charged as adults with adult prisoners, even before their trial. HB 1641 would fix this by seeing to it that these kids (who are aged 16 and younger) would be housed in facilities that are far more appropriate for them.
Please take action on this issue at this link: Take Action Now!
For other bills of interest to Missouri PTA, please see the Capital Chatter section of our state PTA website.