Other National PTA Policy Statements Supporting Diversity and Inclusion

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National PTA has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion. This commitment is codified in the association’s primary Diversity and Inclusion Policy, as well as in a number of other Resolutions and Position Statements.

The following is a list and brief description of other National PTA policy resolutions and position statements that support diversity and inclusion. Full text of these statements can be found in the Advocacy section of the National PTA website.

  • Resolution on Bullying takes a zero-tolerance stand against bullying and urges education of the public about the risks and cost of bullying for the bully, the target and children who witness bullying. 
  • Resolution on Restraint and Seclusion advocates non-aversive interventions, with restraint and seclusion as a last resort in emergency situations; promotes education about the dangers of excessive use of such measures; and advocates parental engagement in decision-making about the use of restraint and seclusion.
  • Position Statement on Education Emphasis advocates accountability throughout the national system of education, recognizing especially the special needs of underserved populations such as children with disabilities, limited English proficient children, homeless children, migrant children, gifted and talented children and undocumented children in our nation’s schools.

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PTA is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the association. If you have witnessed or experienced bias in your PTA, please reach out to diversity@pta.org