Ask Your Assembly Member To Help Kids Do Better In School

Take Action Now!

The research is clear: Later school start times improve the health, safety and academic success of students. California State PTA supports SB328 to change middle and high school start times in California to no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The bill does not prevent districts from offering zero period. We need your help to support this bill!

Click here to follow this link to email the members, or see recommended language. You can also contact your Assembly at their local office member using the information below.

Contact Your San Diego Representative

Capitol phone systems can sometimes make calls to Sacramento office difficult to complete. You can also contact their local offices or reach out to their social media. Remember to identify yourself as a constituent of their area.

Background: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “Studies show that adolescents who don’t get enough sleep often suffer physical and mental health problems, an increased risk of automobile accidents and a decline in academic performance.” The AAP recommends “middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later.”
The Center for Disease Control and the American Medical Association agree that these schools should start later. This “will align school schedules to the biological sleep rhythms of adolescents, whose sleep-wake cycles begin to shift up to two hours later at the start of puberty.”

It’s PTA Election Time – Get Yours Now!

Vote clipartYour PTA Election

Unit and council elections for 2017/18 PTA officers should be in the works. All PTA elections should take place by the second week in April, per the most current bylaws.

All units and councils should have an election prior to the fiscal year-end. Failure to hold an election means the unit or council may not operate over the summer months, write checks or sign any contracts as they do not have elected officers after the fiscal year-end.

If There is No Election

The unit or council without elected officers at the fiscal year-end are Not in Good Standing. Units or councils Not in Good Standing will not receive a Letter of Determination (LOD) from the California State PTA until they are back in good standing after an election of officers. An LOD is required by many fundraising companies to receive funds.

After the Election

After the election send us contact information for ALL officers. You may use the form here ninthdistrictpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Officer-Contact-Spreadsheet_3-27-17_Fillable.pdf or upload to PTAEZ! http://capta.org/pta-leaders/services/online-office-contact-system/

Need help? Contact us, we’ll get you the help you need to ensure your unit or council elections happen before the fiscal year-end.