The California State PTA has published the proposed resolutions [PDF] that will come before the delegates at the 2009 Convention in San Jose. Resolutions adopted by the delegates provide the State PTA with the authority to take positions on critical issues affecting children and families. This year, the following four resolutions are proposed:
Resolution A: Teen Driving Safety
Resolution B: Achievement: Eliminating the Gap
Resolution C: Lowering the Vote Requirement in the California State Budget Process
Resolution D: Social Host Accountability and Underage Drinking
It is also recommended that the 1988 resolution “Aids Prevention Education in the Curriculum” be rescinded by the delegates because it is in conflict with current codes, requirements, recommended practices, and a newer resolution “HIV/STD Prevention Education in our Schools” that was adopted in 2008.
Voting delegates to Convention are encouraged to share these proposed resolutions with their units/councils and obtain some direction on whether or not their unit supports or opposes these resolutions, or whether they recommend making any amendments to them. Delegates to Convention are also encouraged to attend Resolutions Hearings at Convention for more in-depth discussion on these resolutions with their makers, where amendments can also be submitted. Hearings will take place at Convention on Thursday at 1-3 PM, Friday-Sunday at 7-8 AM, as well as at a Resolutions workshop on Friday at 11 AM-12:30 PM and Resolutions Table Talks on Friday and Saturday at 1-2 PM.