PTA's Legislative Purpose

The PTA mission is to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children, and to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of our nation.  The goal of the PTA Legislative chair is to inform the local PTA as to local, district, state and national legislative issues of importance to children; to motivate members to take action on issues of importance to children; to communicate to the IL PTA any concerns or requests from the local PTA; and to advocate to local, state and federal legislative decision-makers on issues of importance to children.

National and Illinois PTA have official positions, called Resolutions, on many issues affecting children and education.  Local PTAs are free to form their own locally oriented Resolutions, as long as they do not conflict with the National and Illinois PTA Resolutions.  PTA encourages its members to advocate for children to their elected representatives on issues of importance to children.