Hunt District Advocacy
The Hunt District PTA has been invited to participate in a special focus group with the consulting firm hired to assist in the search for a new Superintendent. We are excited to have an active role in identifying the characteristics we would like to see in the candidate ultimately chosen to lead LCPS into the future. We encourage all PTA members to take an active role in this search process as opportunities arise to be involved, and as leaders, we encourage you to advertise those opportunities with your members.
LCPS Superintendent Survey (deadline extended to Feb 17)
LCPS Public Forums:
Virginia PTA Advocacy
Virginia PTA’s Capitol Day efforts are in the final stretch. Governor Northam’s recent call for a special session will extend the General Assembly’s work until March 1st, so there is still time to make your voice heard! We are tracking budget amendments related to school counselors, teacher pay, rainy day reserves and funding losses linked to decreased student enrollment. There are also opportunities to advocate for Broadband affordability and accessibility, funding for unified mental health team positions, improved school nurse staffing ratios, investment in early childhood education and childcare, and funding to implement recommendations to improve IEP’s for our students who receive special education services. We are also watching legislation that would reduce SOL assessments to the federal minimum. For additional details on this pending legislation and specific action steps you can take, please see the latest Virginia PTA Advocacy Update.
For a complete recap of the General Assembly and to learn how you can bring advocacy efforts back to your school community, plan to attend Part Four of Virginia PTA’s advocacy webinar series on March 4th from 7:00-8:00 pm. To register, and view the previous webinars, visit https://www.vapta.org/advocacy/adv1/capitol-day.
Advocacy Committee Chair