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2017-2018 Legislative Advocacy Committee Meetings

SRVUSD Boardroom

699 Old Orchard Drive

Danville 94526


Friday, August 25, 2017 

9:30am - 11:00am


Friday, September 29, 2017 

9:30am - 11:00am


Friday, October 27, 2017 

9:30am - 11:00am


Friday, December 1, 2017 

9:30am - 11:00am


Friday, January 26, 2018 

9:30am - 11:00am


Friday, February 23, 2018 

9:30am - 11:00am


Friday, March 23, 2018 

9:30am - 11:00am



Friday, April 20, 2018 

9:00am - 2:30pm


Friday, April 27, 2018 

9:30am - 11:00am

Legislative Advocacy Calendar

Today: 4/20/18

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Are you ready for the California State PTA‚Äč March 14th Call Out to End Gun Violence? Here’s a quick list of our Federal Legislators’ Phone Numbers, Email Links, and a CA State PTA Script:


Senator Dianne Feinstein


Senator Kamala Harris



Congressman Mark DeSaulnier



Congressman Eric Swalwell



"Hello, my name is [insert your name]. I am a PTA member and constituent from [insert your city]. I am "calling you out" today to demand stronger gun-violence prevention federal legislation including:

• Prohibiting the sale and possession of assault weapons including automatic and semi-automatic weapons
• Mandatory background checks
• Waiting periods for all firearm purchases

The time for change is now. We need to put politics aside and turn emotion into action. Thank you for your attention in this critical matter."


Join parents, educators, elected officials, and community members on Friday, April 20th, 9am-2pm for the 38th annual PTA Advocacy Day for EducationThis event is hosted by the San Ramon Valley, Las Trampas Creek and and Pleasanton PTA Councils.  We will explore topics related to public school funding in California.


Engage in an enlightening discussion and learn how you can make an informed difference!


For more information and registration, visit the Event page.




Before you attend your school LCAP meeting, consider using this Ed100 LCAP Checklist and also reading the following Ed100 lessons broken down by the 8 LCAP Priorities:


Priority 1 - Basic Services

Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.

Priority 2 - Implement State Standards: Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards.

Priority 3 - Parent Involvement: Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.

Priority 4 - Student Achievement: Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.

Priority 5 - Student Engagement: Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.

Priority 6 - School Climate: Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.

Priority 7 - Course Access: Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.

Priority 8 - Other Student Outcomes: Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.


2017-2018 SRVUSD LCAP Presentation 

SRVUSD LCAP "Single Plan for Student Achievement" Data Package



Advocacy Day for Education 2018

Advocacy Day for Education 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

9:00am - 2:30pm

San Ramon Community Center


See Event Page for agenda

Registration is now open!

Social Media Advocacy Chart

Advocating is easy with the CA State PTA Social Media Advocacy Chart. Tweet, post and share any items in the green column. Think twice before sharing items in the yellow section, and do not share items in the red column from a PTA account.

PTA Legislative Advocacy Mission Statement

Our goal is to influence, within PTA guidelines, federal, state and local policy makers to pass laws and grant funding which will provide for the improvement and betterment of our public schools in both curriculum and facilities.  In order to accomplish this goal, we will clarify legislative issues affecting our schools to the parent population and community at large, and encourage them to move to action.

Contact Us

Dima Anqud

VP Legislative Advocacy 

San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs


About the Legislative Advocacy Committee

Recipient of the 2008 National PTA Outstanding Advocacy Award

Who We Are

We are the legislative advocacy committee of the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs.  The committee consists of representatives from elementary, middle and high school PTAs in the San Ramon Valley Council area, Council board members, the SRVUSD Superintendent, a teacher representative and a school board representative.  A core committee consists of approximately 10 members of the whole legislative committee. The core committee receives, analyzes, and disseminates information from our federal and state legislature, and advises the legislative representative from each school on PTA positions taken.  The legislative representative then informs their PTA and parent population.


Our Process                                                           

  • Lead letter-writing campaigns to federal, state and local policy makers

  • Meet with legislative decision-makers in business and in government offices

  • Coordinate with other PTA councils on legislative action

  • Include media and business community in legislative issues that affect our schools

  • Sponsor informational seminars with persons such as CA State PTA lobbyists to help us become more effective advocates

Our Strategy

  • Inform parent population and community as to how school financing operates and how current legislative proposals affect the schools within the San Ramon Valley Council

  • Monitor and distribute information regarding legislation which affects our schools

  • Provide parent population and community with accurate information and action strategy as it pertains to key issues

  • Write letters to legislature regarding our position on key issues

  • Meet with our legislators to discuss legislative issues affecting children, including annual legislative trips to Sacramento

How You Can Help

  • Recognize the importance of legislative issues

  • Stay informed on legislative updates

  • Work to inform your friends and neighbors

  • Volunteer to become legislative committee members through your school PTA board

  • Participate and assist in letter writing campaigns to legislators on key issues

  • Write to local media on issues affecting our schools