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During the 2021-2022 School Year Virginia PTA advocacy resulted in:

Literacy Act: Transformative change in literacy instruction and increased reading specialists for Kindergarten to 3rd graders ($63M)

Building Renovations: Historic funding for school building repair/renovation and construction ($1.25B)

Full-time Principals: Funded for every elementary school ($20M)

Essential Support Staff: Increase funding for essential school support staff by partially lifting the 'support cap' ($272M)

High poverty schools: Increased funding through the At Risk Add-On program ($145M)

Early Childhood Education: Expanded access for three-year-old children served by the Virginia Preschool Initiative ($47M)

School Meals Extension of the federal free school meal waivers through summer 2022 including grab-and-go options and $8.2 million of state funding to help local school divisions eliminate the cost of school meals for students who are eligible for reduced-price meals based on federal income criteria

School Safety Passage of the federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and $6.5M of state funding for gun violence prevention programs through the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

Our mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

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