Other National PTA Policy Statements Supporting Diversity and Inclusion
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 Recognition and Care of School-Age Children with Diabetes urges general training for school personnel on diabetes and specific training for at least two school staff in diabetes emergency procedures.
- Resolution on Educational Opportunity for Military Children promotes the adoption by state and local educational agencies of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
- 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.
- Resolution on Violence in Schools advocates school safety guidelines and parent/community advisory safety teams, both subject to parental review before adoption.
- 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.
- Position Statement on National Health Reform and Access to Care for Children, Youth, Families and Pregnant Women advocates universal coverage and equitable access to health care regardless of language, culture, geography, homelessness, HIV/AIDS or physical barriers; promotes services for low-income and other high-risk groups of children, families and pregnant women; and encourages collaboration among all child-serving organizations and legislative measures to contain health care costs.
- Position Statement on Services for Undocumented Children advocates that schools provide for the safety and education of all children, regardless of immigration status. Urges the confidentiality of school records.
- Position Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Regarding Segregation supports the educational integration of different races and ethnic groups and promotes the welfare of all children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship.