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Friday, April 17, 20159:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Check-in begins at 8:30AM)

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San Ramon Community Center, Fountain Room
12501 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583

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Lisa Gross, Vice President, Legislative Advocacy, San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs, srvpta.vplegadvocacy@gmail.com

Joy Zuber-Sumner, Vice President, Legislative Advocacy, Las Trampas Creek Council of PTAs, joyzsum@astound.com

Maritess Simmons, Vice President, Advocacy & Outreach, Pleasanton PTA Council, Advocacy@PleasantonPTA.org


Join other parents, education experts, elected officials, and community members for the 35th annual PTA Advocacy Day: Education Adequacy hosted by the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs, Las Trampas Creek Council of PTAs, and Pleasanton PTA Council. 

Under the Local Control Funding Formula, the conversation about education has begun to shift from how we will equitably fund public schools, to how we will adequately fund quality public education. As part of our day, we will explore what a quality public education should include and what it will take to provide. We will hear from policy advisors, a panel of advocacy groups, and our state legislators about their ideas and how we might engage the public for positive change.

Our agenda for the day includes:

Adequately Funded Quality Public Education - Kevin Gordon, Capitol Advisors

A Panel of Different Perspectives on how to increase education funding - moderated by John Fensterwald, Editor, EdSource

  • Representative from California Forward 
  • Representative from Educate Our State
  • Representative from Evolve California

An Insider's View - Craig Cheslog, Vice President for California Policy, Common Sense Media, former Principle Advisor to State Superintendent Tom Torlakson


Adequacy & Parent Engagement - Mary Perry, California State PTA, Legislative Advocate and Co-Author of ED100, Education Consultant

State Legislator Panel - Moderated by John Festerwald, Editor, EdSource

  • Catharine Baker, California Assemblymember (District 16) 
  • Susan Bonilla, California Assemblymember (District 14) and Senate (District 7) Candidate 
  • Steve Glazer, Candidate for California State Senate (District 7)
For more information about the program, visit http://srvcpta-ca.schoolloop.com/AD2015