Why Join the Legislative Committee?

WE MAKE AN IMPACT. The motto, “Every Child. One Voice.” has a greater impact when, collectively, our RCS PTA Council speaks in unison on public education issues that impact our school district and public education throughout the state of Michigan.

WE ADVOCATE FOR OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION. The Legislative Committee works to inform representatives from every school within the RCS district on local, state and federal public education legislative issues. If proposed, pending or passed legislation warrants a position from the Legislative Committee, the committee will vote to approve statements, resolutions or advocacy action for discussions and passage at monthly PTA Council meetings.

WE COMMUNICATE WITH ADMINISTRATORS AND EDUCATORS. The monthly Legislative meetings are a great time for committee members to hear administration and teacher perspectives on public education issues because the RCS Superintendent as well as the Rochester Education Association President are usually in attendance.

MEETING DATES

Our meetings are usually held the first Friday of every month (if the district is on break, then meeting will be moved to the next Friday) at 9:30 a.m. and unless otherwise noted, will be in the Parker Room on the 3rd Floor of the RCS Administration Building. The dates for the 2018-19 school year is:

*December 7 *January 11 *February 1 *March 1 *April 12 *May 10 *June 7

 

Meet the Candidates

On October 15, 2018, nine candidates vying for legislative office were interviewed regarding some of their positions on public education issues. A link to the video of the forum can be found here: https://youtu.be/d-LOL7b8OSA. The candidates were given the questions ahead of time and were given the opportunity to submit their responses in writing. Click here to view the Candidate Forum Written Responses 2018. Please note that not all candidates chose to submit something in writing. Please see the video for their full comments.