National PTA Top Advocate

National PTA recently recognized Carla Wiese, President-Elect of Missouri PTA, for going above and beyond on behalf of all children by taking action on 14 National PTA advocacy campaigns.  They have named Carla National PTA’s top advocate this year!  Congratulations Carla and thank you for your advocacy!

National PTA President Testifies Before House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

Earlier this week, National Parent Teacher Association President, Leslie Boggs testified before the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
“The question I am asking today is do our elected officials, including our president, value our nation’s children and families enough to put a law in place that protects them the best it can, or will they continue to do nothing? We demand that Congress and the president act in the best interest of this nation,” Boggs concluded.
#Enough #EndGunViolence #AdvocacyInAction #MOPTA2019

2019-2021 Schools of Excellence

The following Missouri PTAs have been designated a 2019-2021 National PTA School of Excellence.

  • Alexander Doniphan PTA, Liberty
  • Barry Middle School PTSA, Kansas City
  • Belton Middle School/Freshman Center PTSA, Belton
  • Cold Water Elementary PTA, Florissant
  • Hawthorn Elementary PTA, Parkville
  • Thomas B. Chinn PTA, Kansas City
  • Trailridge Elementary School PTA, Lee’s Summit
  • Union Chapel Elementary School PTA, Kansas City

Congratulations on earning this prestigious recognition, which symbolizes your incredible work as national leaders in developing strong family-school partnerships.

The 2019-2021 National PTA Schools of Excellence are designated in recognition of their commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school-community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

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National PTA and Families Applaud Budget Deal

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Aug. 1, 2019)—National PTA issued the following statement on the budget deal passed today by the U.S. Senate. The statement can be attributed to National PTA President Leslie Boggs:

“National PTA and families commend Congress for coming together and reaching a bipartisan agreement that will raise the caps on defense and non-defense discretionary funding for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 as well as suspend the debit ceiling until July 31, 2021. We also applaud Congress for including in the agreement a significant increase in non-defense discretionary funding.

“National PTA and PTA advocates across the country have been urging Congress to raise the budget caps to provide equitable and continued investments in our nation’s children. This was our ask to Congress during our 2019 Legislative Conference in March, and we are pleased that Congress answered our call.

“The long-term success of our nation depends on robust and equitable public investments in our education system. Our association has long advocated to ensure all children have access to equitably-funded public schools that improve their overall well-being and help them reach their full potential. From a lack of textbooks and technology to crumbling infrastructure and not enough school counselors to support students and provide mental health services, far too many children have been left with insufficient resources. Federal investments in education are critical to make sure schools have the proper resources to help every child learn, grow and succeed.

“With the budget deal reached, we now call on Congress to provide a robust allocation for education and child well-being and fund the vital programs that support students most in need, make sure every child learns in healthy and safe school environments and strengthen family engagement in education. These programs provide critical resources for families and schools and help ensure all children have the opportunities and supports they need to thrive in school and beyond.”

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth. For more information, visit