Throughout the years, the Board of Directors of New York State PTA has taken positions on a variety of issues impacting the education, health and welfare of children and youth.
As each school year brings new issues before our membership, a number of key issues will be chosen as the focus for NYS PTA’s annual Lobby Day in Albany and Virtual Lobby Day across the state.
Although PTA advocacy is a year-round effort, March has been traditionally designated PTA Advocacy Month. In the preceding January, the Executive Office, i.e. the governor, presents the State of the State address and releases the Proposed Executive Budget for the upcoming year. Both houses of the NYS legislature have 8-10 weeks to react to the governor’s proposals. Senate and Assembly members either agree or propose adjusted funding allocations, but are not permitted to change language within the budget. The approved Executive Budget is due to the public on April 1.
During the negotiation period, members of the NYS PTA Board of Directors analyze the Executive Budget proposals and write a response . Click here to read the NYS PTA's 2017 Executive Budget analysis.
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