| The Santa Barbara Area Council of PTAs regrets that it has been unable to host an Honorary Service Awards ceremony in 2020 and 2021. This was due to the Santa Barbara County health restrictions in place during this time. We hope to have a reception next year to honor the teachers, staff, parents and community members who pour themselves into the lives of the students in our community. If you are interested in helping us host a Council reception, please contact Marina King. Thank you to the many PTA units who recognized the incredible work of their school community. And thank you for supporting the California State PTA’s Grants and Scholarships Program by purchasing awards and certificates through the PTA Store.
Origin of Founders Day
Issues concerning immigrants, homeless children and families, the unemployed and the uneducated and numerous health and safety concerns still need attention. However, through PTA advocacy to enact and enforce laws, our children’s health is better protected and children are better fed, housed and educated, with parents more involved in their upbringing. The vision of our founders has been realized in many ways, and it is now up to us to continue the vision.