Category Archives: Advocacy

Vote to Support Measure O

Vote Yes on Measure O

The Palo Alto Council of PTAs supports Yes On O!  For almost 20 years, our local parcel tax has generated over $15 million in locally-controlled funding to keep our schools strong. This essential local funding is set to expire. 

Vote YES on Measure O, a parcel tax renewal measure that has been placed on the November 2020 ballot to ensure our schools continue receiving critical funding. 

For more information please visit the website or email


Thurs. Sept 24 7pm – 8:30 pm. School Board forum on Secondary Education – middle & high schools.  Live stream:

Use this google form to collect questions in advance.  Moderated by students from the Paly and Gunn Speech and Debate Clubs.  Questions: 

Thurs. Oct. 8,  6:30pm – 8:30 pm –  School Board Forum co-hosted with the League of Women Voters.   Zoom link for the League-sponsored candidate forum.  It’s posted on our Candidate Forum web page or  School Board Forum link 

Sat. Oct 17 3pm – 5pm. School Board Candidate Forum on Educational Equity & Access: the Achievement Gap and Special Education The event is jointly sponsored by PTA Council (PTAC), Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), the Latino Parent Network (LPN), and Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS). For questions, contact or

(CAC), the Latino Parent Network (LPN), and Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS). For questions, contact or

Preview YouTube video School Board Candidate Forum on Secondary education

CENSUS For All Families and Community Stakeholders

2020 is an important year for all Californians. It’s the once-per-decade time that every person in America is counted in the U.S. Census. The census asks questions that provide a snapshot of our community, state and the nation. The census affects Federal funding, and much more.  [Learn more!]

You have the power to shape the future for the children of California. If you haven’t yet been counted, please do it right away.  Questions?

PTAC Asks You to Speak Up Now


The City of Palo Alto is asking all residents – including parents, teachers, and school families – to speak up now. Your input will alter the priorities as budget cuts are coming soon. Take a moment to take the survey. 

Join the Budget Conversations 

Join the conversation by sharing your service area priorities through an online survey here and learn more about the City’s budget at

On May 4, the City Council adopted a set of budget assumptions to help inform how staff will prepare the revised Fiscal Year 2020-2021 operating and capital budgets for Council consideration and community input. The City Council selected scenario estimates with a preliminary loss of $39 million in major tax revenues during the next fiscal year.

Stanford GUP Concluded…Latest Info

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The Latest News…

Stanford has withdrawn their application for a general use permit (GUP). Thank you for staying informed throughout the Stanford GUP advocacy and for doing your part in protecting the quality of PAUSD education for all our students. We applaud all 17 PTAs/PTSAs Advocacy work and tremendous efforts in making elementary and secondary students’ voices heard by speaking at the RALLY and PUBLIC HEARING.

Recent News Articles…

Palo Alto Online: Stanford Withdraws Expansion Application Palo Alto Online:  Hundreds  Call for More Funding From Stanford For Expansion

Earlier News Articles…

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