Many PTA leaders have noticed increased messaging in the community and the increasingly divisive tone. The Council has posted the following message:
The mission of PTA is to make every child's potential a reality. With the current conflict between district administration and BEA some PTAs might be asked to share information or even take a stand in support of one of these parties. We, the Bellevue PTSA Council Board would like to remind you of our unique mission as a PTA. We are focused on the whole child and are to be a voice for the child. If your PTA is approached by either party in this dispute, we encourage you to remain neutral and focus on our mission. We know that there are well-meaning and good intentioned people on both sides of this labor dispute. There are also different needs for different students and families. This is a challenging time for everyone, regardless of your opinion or desire to start school in-person or stay remote. We are here to support you as you support the various voices and desires in your community. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for support.
The Bellevue PTSA Council