Vote to Support Measure O

The PTA Council Executive Board supports Yes On O! Our Palo Alto schools are among the best in the state and nation, thanks to dedicated teachers, high-quality academics, and rich and varied  programs to support and enrich our children’s growth.  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. If we don’t renew our local parcel tax, our budget would be cut and our teachers, staff and programs could face devastating losses.      

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 this critical funding. 

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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?