Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Climbing up on my soap box

So one of the ways I know that I'm getting old is that I'm becoming more and more interested in politics. Well today I heard something that made me want to get involved and take some action. There is a bill currently before the Utah State legislature that would essentially disallow PTA involvement in our schools. I believe (as do many others) that it is pay back for the failed school voucher debate last year. So for the first time I wrote my state representatives and told them how I felt. I don't think that most people realize how much PTA adds to our children's education. I didn't, at least not until I became involved. Most parents just pay the membership fee and call it good. I Reluctantly became very involved in the PTA at my kids school this year and though it has taken up much more time and energy then I expected it has been worth every minute. Now I know that not every Mom has the time or means to volunteer hours every week. But I feel that for me, part of my job of stay at home mom is to be involved in every way I can. I'm lucky that I have the time and grateful that I get to be such a big part of the lives of all the kids at our school. I love it when little kids come up to me at the grocery store or church and want to say "Hi" to the Birthday mom.
Just imagine your child's school with out PTA. It's not good. So now I'm going to urge you (the 15 of you who read my blog) to write your representatives and tell them how you feel about HB199 Equal Recognition of Parent Groups bill.

Now I'll Climb back down.


Rachel Banks said...

You're so awesome. It's good to be involved.

Totaldoll said...

I don't think people will realize but this means a lot to all of us.. If Utah passes this legislation how many more states with follow! How many students will loose out becasue of the loss of our PTA's. As a mom who has to work I appreaciate mom's like you who do some of those things I can't! Someday it will be my turn but until then.. THANK YOU!