Part of Kansas PTA’s mission and purpose is to advocate on behalf of all children and youth. PTA volunteers have used their time, energy, experience and knowledge to bring about changes in laws, policies and programs for the benefit of children from the classroom and local communities as well as the state and national levels.
PTA is a non-profit, non-commercial, non-sectarian and non-partisan organization whose members speak out on behalf of children’s rights to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
In order to maintain a nonprofit status under federal rules, PTA is nonpartisan. When PTA officers or members participate in legislative activities to educate lawmakers on officially adopted PTA positions, or advocate for or against specific legislation, it is done on a strictly nonpartisan basis.
The Kansas PTA Legislative Platform and Priorities is a member-approved document which helps guide our advocacy efforts. It is reviewed annually by the Kansas PTA Advocacy Team to ensure it is up to date and relevant to current issues and topics involving Kansas children and families. When updates are needed, they are presented and adopted/approved at the annual convention.