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Texas PTA Legislative Priorities
88th Legislative Session

Texas PTA is proud to continue building upon our long-standing legacy of advocating to make every child’s potential a reality within the following pillars: Supporting Student Success, Health and Safety, Meaningful Assessment and Accountability, and Strengthening Public Schools.

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Public School Funding System Pursue legislation that increases the basic allotment and funds public education based on enrollment versus attendance.

Read Fund the Future Fact Sheet Download Resources

Vouchers Oppose legislation that authorizes state funds to be used to pay for private school tuition and related costs.

Read Vouchers: Debunk the Myths Fact Sheet Download Resources

Teacher and Staff Shortage and Retention Pursue legislation that addresses teacher and staff shortages and improves retention.

Read Educators are Worth It Fact Sheet Download Resources

Student Mental Health Pursue mental health legislation, including systems to identify students in need of intervention, and programs and services designed to help keep students mentally strong and prepared to cope with personal challenges.

Read Student Mental Wellness Fact Sheet Download Resources

A-F Accountability System Pursue legislation impacting the state’s A-F system. Advocate for an accountability system that more broadly reviews school performance and includes a family engagement component.

Read Beyond the STAAR Fact Sheet Download Resources

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In addition to our lead initiatives, Texas PTA will support legislation around the following issues. Each of these priorities is critically important to children in Texas. READ additional Fact Sheets.

 The 87th Legislative Session: View a summary of Texas PTA's legislative work in the 87th Session here.
The 86th Legislative Session: View a summary of Texas PTA's legislative work in the 86th Session here.