Local: The Second District PTA took a SUPPORT position on the June 2018 Living Wage for Edcuators Act.

This ballot measure would raise about $50 million annually through a $298 parcel tax to keep teachers from leaving the city due to lack of affordability.

California is in the middle of a teacher shortage and San Francisco has been hit especially hard because of our high cost of living. Additionally, San Francisco teachers are currently paid below the average Bay Area teacher salary. This initiative would put us near the top, enabling us to stabilize our workforce, and importantly, provide a better education for SFUSD's students.

A link to more information about the ballot measure coming in late March.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Because the District PTA took a support position on this measure, all PTA units are now permitted to actively support the measure as an organization. If you present information about the measure to your PTA members at a school site, by law the information must be factual in nature, without intent to influence. However, if you present to members off school district property, including through PTA-run listservs, websites, or on the public sidewalk, you may use language that is more persuasive in nature. 

Please watch here for more information on how to get involved with helping the broader education community pass this initiative in June.

For guidance on local advocacy, visit


Some of our most recent local SUPPORT positions have been on:

  • Prop A, the school bond measure in 2016
  • Prop E, the sugary beverage tax in 2014 and 2016
  • Prop C, the Children and Youth Fund measure in 2014
  • Prop B, the parks bond measure in 2012
  • Prop A, the school bond measure in 2011
  • Prop A, the school safety mello roos tax in 2010
  • Prop A, the Quality Teacher and Education Act parcel tax in 2008

The Second District PTA has also been active on legislation that doesn’t go to voters, based on position statements, legislative planks, and resolutions existing at the State PTA level. These topics include school safety, transportation, school lunches, anti-bullying campaigns, parent involvement, and many more.

For guidance on local advocacy, visit
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