Georgia PTA Opportunity School District Toolkit
by Tynettia Elrod on 7/5/2016

 Georgia PTA Opportunity School District Toolkit 


Opportunity School District Constitutional Amendment – Action Needed!
Voting on the “Opportunity School District” Constitutional Amendment takes place during the general election in November 2016.
A specific amendment number will be given to the amendment in early summer. Once that amendment number is given, Georgia PTA will start educating and advocating in reference to that amendment number for clarity for the voters.


ABC’s of OSD Educational Piece (black and white) (color)
Help others gain an understanding of what the Opportunity School District Constitutional Amendment would mean for Georgia. Learn about the ballot language and how the OSD and its superintendent would govern. Share and distribute to your parents, teachers and community at large!
It’s going to take a grassroots effort to defeat OSD, this flyer offers ideas of how to educate and advocate against OSD beyond a typical PTA meeting.
PTA leaders, have the confidence to lead your own training session on OSD! Lead a training session for your parents and teachers on OSD with this PowerPoint presentation and full script already prepared for you.
Additional Resources
Georgia PTA Advocacy in Action to Defeat OSD
Read and share the May 2016 Issue of Georgia PTA’s The Voice which contains articles on Opportunity School District.
Georgia PTA President Lisa-Marie Haygood was recently published in the Canton, Woodstock and North Fulton issue of Family Life Publications. Read what she has to say about OSD here!
Listen to the May 12, 2016 Podcast of Georgia PTA Today featuring President Lisa-Marie Haygood and President-Elect Tyler Barr as they discuss what happened in the statehouse this past legislative session and how it will affect Georgia’s children.
Want a Georgia PTA Board Member to come speak at your event? We’d be happy to do so! Fill out this Field Service Request and send it to the Georgia PTA office to schedule a speaker.
Follow Georgia PTA on Facebook and Twitter so that you can share resources with your own social media networks that Georgia PTA has posted on the topic of Opportunity School District.
Upcoming Training/Educational Opportunities
PTA Universities – Georgia PTA hosts a full slate of PTA University classes each year. Starting in fall 2016, we will also feature PTA University workshops on Opportunity School District. PTA Universities are held at the Georgia PTA state office (114 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA 30308).
Understanding the Opportunity School District Constituional Amendment PTA University
  • September 14, 2016 from 10:00am – 11:30am
  • September 17, 2016 from 10:00am – 11:30am
  • October 15, 2016 from 10:00am – 11:30am
  • October 19, 2016 from 10:00am – 11:30am
Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.
Coming soon!
Georgia PTA understands the need for a grassroots effort to defeat OSD. We will have buttons, yard signs, and magnets for sale in our PTA mart that help educate our community members about the Constitutional Amendment. Until the materials are ready with an amendment number, we encourage everyone to educate, educate, educate! Spend the coming weeks speaking to every person you know about the Constitutional Amendment, what it means for Georgia, and how the ballot language will read.