A story was published by Emily West of the weekly about the rally being hosted by the Save our Pleasanton Schools Committee. In the story, Joan Laursen and Tanya Ludden are chairing this committee. Both are heavily involved in the PTA. Is the California PTA endorsing these women to politic for the PTA?
The California PTA mission statement dated July 2007:
The mission of the California State PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership, and communication.
I don't see politics is mentioned anywhere in this statement. Where is the money coming from to support this rally? PTA funds? I know as a PTA member I wasn't asked if they could use my dollars for this rally.
Is the California PTA Board of Managers aware of the Pleasanton's PTA involvement?
I have sent the story with these same questions to the California PTA Board. I will be very interested in the response.
As a PTA member for 20 years, I find it offensive that the PTA is actively pursuing this issue. The PTA should be at the school sites helping parents prepare for the cuts that will be coming.
Did these women and the school board members supporting them, ever think that there is a majority of parents that they represent , cannot afford this parcel tax? There are many in this community have to decide if their kids eat lunch everyday. If the PTA can afford to waste money on this issue, I guess they will able to pay for lunches that parents won't be able to afford when the bill for this tax comes due. Or better yet, get back to the duties of a PTA and fundraise for parents to pay for this tax they can't afford.