Advocacy

Your PTA membership with Shawnee Trail Elementary also makes you a member of the Texas PTA (www.txpta.org) and National PTA (www.pta.org). Together we form the largest child advocacy group in the nation, and have a powerful voice in government (locally and nationally).  

 

Many of the benefits our children receive today, such as universal kindergarten, the National School Lunch Program, our juvenile justice system, and reduced mandatory state testing were accomplished as a result of PTA's commitment to fight for kids.

 

Currently in Austin, the Texas PTA is pursuing additional funding for growing schools, clarity for laws on cyberbullying,  bans on powdered alcohol sales to minors, and more.