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National PTA considers resolutions each year at its annual convention. A convention resolution is brought forward at convention because of its importance, length, or complexity. It is submitted in writing and meets certain criteria.

A resolution can be submitted by a local, council, district/region, or state PTA, as well as the National PTA Board of Directors. The following is a list of a few of National PTA's resolutions. For questions about these resolutions or help finding other resolutions, contact the Government Affairs team.

Child Health

Automated External Defibrillators

Care of School-Age Children with Diabetes

Electronic Cigarettes and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and Youth

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management in Schools

Healthy Sleep for Adolescents

Indoor Air Quality

Nutritional Requirements to Fight Childhood Obesity

Physical Education in Schools

School Health Councils

School Recess

Child Safety

Children Left Unattended In or Around Vehicles

Child Trafficking

Distracted Driving

Head Injury Reporting

Preventing Solicitation of Adult Products to Minors

Teen Driving Safety

Seat Belts in New School Buses 

Water Safety and Instruction

Education Technology and Student Data Privacy

Internet and Wireless Communications 


Elementary and Secondary Education

After-School Programs

Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Homework: Quality Over Quantity

Parent Involvement in Site-Based Shared Decision-Making

Strengthening Support of Public School Teachers

Teaching About Religion in Public Schools

Teacher Quality

Teacher Preparation for Parent/Family Involvement

Federal Investments in Education

Federal Budget Policies

Improved Infrastructure around Schools

School Trust Lands and Funds

Gun Safety and Violence Prevention

The Ban on the Manufacture and Sale of Saturday Night Special Junk Guns

Firearm Safety and Awareness

Sale, Resale, and Destruction of Firearms

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The Mentoring of Youth in Quality Programs

Mental Health

Comprehensive Guidance Counseling Services

Effects of Media on the Development of the Female Self-Esteem

Mental Health Programs and Services

Post-Secondary Access and Opportunity

High School Graduation, College Preparation, and Access

School Safety

Background Checks on Teachers


Recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Individuals as a Protected Class

Response to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Affecting Students


Violence in Schools

Violence Prevention

Special Education

Inclusive Schools Build Better Communities

Restraint and Seclusion

Substance and Alcohol Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Children Exposed to Alcohol During Pregnancy

Enforcement of Laws Regarding Alcohol, Drugs and Driving Under the Influence

Prescription and Over the Counter Drug Abuse

The Promotion of Alcohol Use Targeted at Youth

Social Host Accountability for Underage Drinking

Substance and Alcohol Abuse Awareness and Prevention


Immunization of Preschool Children

Measles (Rubeola*), Mumps and Rubella Vaccinations

Meningococcal Disease Vaccine