Did you know that PTAs & PTSAs do more than raise funds and sponsor events and enrichment activities for their schools?
PTAs & PTSAs also advocate for kids' health, education and well-being!
Shelton PTSA follows issues that impact the lives of our students.
We receive information and guidance from our parent organizations, Jeffco PTA, CO PTA and National PTA.
We post information and links so you can learn about issues and why our parent organizations support or oppose ballot initiatives.
State rep Jessie danielson at PTSA meeting 2/13
Dear Shelton Families,
Please join us at the next PTSA meeting on Mon., 2/13 from 6;30 p.m.-7;30 p.m. when we will have our State Representative Jessie Danielson join us to discuss state education funding issues and their impact on our school as well as education related bills moving at the state legislature. We'll also discuss potential budget cuts and how they could impact Shelton Elementary. We'll have time for Q & A on the agenda so please join in the discussion. The YMCA will offer FREE child care during this time at Shelton. Paul will be on site from 6:30-7:30 in the cafeteria/gym so please join us in the library.
As you know, the Jefferson County School Board is in the process of making some very difficult decisions regarding budget cuts due to budget shortfalls, declining enrollment and the failure of 3A & 3B on the November ballot. The board met this week to discuss potential ways to deal with the shortfall and will review the proposals at their meeting on Feb. 9th.
Discussion items at the meeting will include:
- School closures including the option to close Pleasant View Elementary and move half of the children to Shelton Elementary and the other half to Welchester Elementary.
- Moving 6th grade to Bell Middle School.
- Reducing staff including achievement directors, social/emotional support and educator effectiveness.
Your Voice Matters:
These are big decisions that will have implications for our students, teachers, staff and families. Your input is needed and valued! Go to http://jeffcoschools.citizenbudget.com/ to learn about the issues and options, then weigh in on those options. For a primer on the issues, watch this brief video.
Let your voice be heard and click the button below to send a message to Jeffco's school board. They need to hear from all citizens who care about educating Jeffco kids.
Other information sources
Most of the information on this page is provided by CO PTA and JeffcoPTA. To view information from other sources, please check out the links below:
CO PTA and National PTA often advocate for students by monitoring legislative issues in our state and national legislatures. They often will support or oppose congressional actions, based on their impact on the health, well-being and education of our kids.
Learn more about the issues they are discussing.
Jeffco and Colorado pta updates
Colorado and Jeffco PTA monitor activities impacting education and advocate for students, so check here for updates.
What Is Advocacy?
In the context of PTA, advocacy is supporting and speaking up for children — in schools, in communities, before government bodies, and to other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
Shelton PTSA members can work with Colorado PTA and National PTA to support or oppose actions by policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels based on their impact on the health, well-being and education of our kids.
Here are a few ways PTA members can influence policy:
Guidelines for nonprofit advocacy