Monday, December 30, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Federal Appropriations Update from National PTA

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Congress reached agreement on bills to fund the government through Fiscal Year 2020. The bills, which are expected to be signed by President Trump, include a $4.9 billion increase for Labor-HHS-Education and will provide funding for some key National PTA priorities. 

Significantly, the bills allot $12.5 million for research into firearm injury and mortality prevention. Statewide Family Engagement Centers, a key National PTA priority, will receive $10 million – less than the $15 million originally appropriated by the House but good news, nonetheless. The spending bills also include increases to Head Start, Child Care Development Block Grants, Student Support and Academic Enrichment State Grants, Title I grants and IDEA grants. 

Finally, the agreement provides more than $23 billion for child nutrition programs, which will allow all eligible children to participate in the free and reduced-price school meal program and increase participation in the Summer Food Service program.

Government Affairs
National PTA® 
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Alexandria, VA 22314

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Important Membership Meeting - SAVE THE DATE!

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Save the date! 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 
7PM to 8PM
Zoom into Membership webinar

Join Ohio PTA Membership Chair, Janice Wanko, and Ohio PTA President, Ana Chapman on January 8 to discuss how membership is a great way to engage with parents, teachers and the community! Westlake Elementary PTA will share their wonderful membership practices and National PTA will give us a membership tip or two!
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jan 8, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada); so that's 7:00 PM in Ohio!
Register in advance for this membership meeting:

Monday, December 16, 2019


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