To be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant source for our families and communities, and an advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
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The Tejeda MS PTA is working to start a family dialogue about safe and proper cell phone use. The PTA has provided a cell phone contract to review and share with your students. This contract is designed to create an open line of communication between you and your kid regarding their cell phone. The goal is to help your kid become a well-rounded person who can coexist with technology, NOT be ruled by it. Whether your child already has a cell phone or you are thinking of getting them one, it’s not too late to have this conversation. Download the contract here.
JOHNSON HS PTSA
SMART DRIVING CLUB
The mission of the Smart Driving Club is to promote safe driving and remind drivers the dangers of driving distracted in our local community and throughout San Antonio. Students must be a PTSA member and purchase a Smart Driving Club t-shirt to participate in this club. We welcome all Johnson students.
RALLY DAY 2019
The Texas PTA defines advocacy as the act of mobilizing individuals and Local PTAs to work with the state office and National PTA to spark changes in programs and policies that benefit children. Local advocacy, however, is specific to your school district or city. The Advocacy Toolkit is designed, as a companion to the Advocacy Resource Guide, to assist you in your local advocacy efforts. Please check the Texas PTA website for more details.
We are looking forward to our upcoming Rally Day 2019. Our students and teachers need your support and help. We will be organizing a bus to go to Austin and walk the halls of the Capitol in support of public education.
Sign up now to ride the NEISD bus to Austin on February 25 for Rally Day 2019! There are only 48 spots available so sign up now and plan to have a voice at Rally Day for our kids! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eabab28a46-necpta
RALLY DAY 2019 is Monday, February 25, 2019 and ends at Texas State Capitol Building in Austin, TX
A critical difference between PTA and other parent groups is our dedication to advocacy. Public education is our one guarantee for a brighter and better Texas.
Each legislative session we hear about the need to improve public education, and history shows that following the conclusion of every legislative session, we all express our dissatisfaction with the results, wishing we had done more. By attending Rally Day, we are taking action — letting our PTA voices be heard while decisions are still being made. Attending Rally Day is an investment of your time and resources that Texas students cannot afford for us to overlook. See you on the South Steps!
Keep up to date with all the Texas PTA is doing in Austin to help support public education and your student by signing up for Under the Dome, Texas PTA’s Legislative Newsletter.
Learn more about the Texas PTA 2019 Legislative Priorities.
Learn more about student mental health and the Texas PTA initiatives for this legislative priority. Download the PDF here. You can also visit here to learn 5 Ways Social Media Affects Teen Mental Health.
David’s Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending cyber-assisted bullying by educating communities about the harmful effects of cyber abuse, providing support for bullying victims, promoting kindness, and supporting legislation that prohibits the cyberbullying of minors.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 179, also known as David's Law, into law in 2017.
Click here to download a printable PDF summary of David's Law.
"Cyberbullying is an epidemic in this country,” said Sen. Menéndez. “David’s law will focus on prevention efforts in schools while offering consequences to those who wish to exploit and harass our children on the Internet. The passage of David’s Law would not have been possible without the Molak family, the Vasquez family and so many other families who channeled their heartbreaking story into positive change."
The law is aimed at combating and preventing cyberbullying. It was named after 16-year-old Alamo Heights High School student David Molak who took his own life in January 2016 after enduring relentless cyberbullying.
Under David’s Law, Texas public schools will have the authority to address cyberbullying that occurs off-campus. Schools will be required to notify a bullying victim’s parents of a bullying incident within three business days after the incident is reported and must notify the parents of an aggressor within a reasonable amount of time. School procedures for reporting bullying incidents must include anonymous reporting for students. Schools will be able to expel students who engage in very serious bullying. This includes bullying that (i) encourages another student to commit suicide (i.e., suicide baiting), (ii) incites violence against another student, or (iii) involves releasing indecent photos of another student. Strong protections from civil or criminal liabilities will be given to schools and school personnel who report criminal bullying to law enforcement officials. There will be new provisions in the law to promote metal health education, including education about the effects of grief and trauma on a student’s mental health and learning. The role of school counselors will be expanded to include mediating interpersonal conflicts among students, including accusations of bullying.
Click here to learn more about this law and what this means to your student and your family. There are resources for help and support located on the website as well.
Click here to read all of S.B. 179 David's Law. Education Code: Under David's Law, Texas public
If you live in District 9 your city council representative is John Courage. Visit his website and see what he is doing to improve our neighborhood or visit the website to make suggestions as to how we can all work together to make it better! Know who is representing you in City Council..it matters to you and your family!