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January 5, 2022 (Albany) –The NYS Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (NYS PTA) is honored to represent the families of our 2.6 million school children and our nearly 250,000 members.  It is our mission to Shine a Light on Every Child with One Voice.  

“Governor Hochul’s first State of the State speech was fully welcomed,” offered Dana Platin, NYS PTA President, and a kindergarten school-related professional. “We are excited about the many policy initiatives, including support for our teaching workforce, help with teacher and staff shortages, and most importantly – a keen focus on student mental health.”

“To see the words ‘fully funding foundation aid’ while expected, is amazing,” added Kyle Belokopitsky, NYS PTA Executive Director. “To see so many positive initiatives in the State of the State, we realize that Governor Hochul firmly supports our families, our schools, and our students.”

Priority focuses of NYS PTA included in the State of State include:

As always, NYS PTA stands ready to work collaboratively to support ALL students, educators, schools, and families.