The Parent Legislative Action Committee
Broken Arrow parents have the opportunity to become involved in shaping the laws that affect their children’s education. The Parent Legislative Action Committee (PLAC) was established in 2004 by a small group of parents whose children attended Jenks Public Schools. Since that time, the nonpartisan group has grown to include parents from several Tulsa area schools including Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Union, Owasso and Broken Arrow.
The PLAC meets monthly during the school year in preparation for the legislative session which begins in February. Guest speakers are brought in to present on a variety of topics from testing to school finance in order to prepare parents for the topics that could arise during the legislative session. At one of the group’s event, the Parents and Policymakers Luncheon, more than 100 parents attended to converse with the seven legislators who were acting as panelists for the forum.
Beginning in February, the PLAC makes monthly trips to Oklahoma City to meet the legislators on their own turf at the State Capitol. A few days before the trip, parents are encouraged to contact their local legislators and invite them to meet with the group during their visit.
For more information, please email TulsaAreaPLAC@yahoo.com.