One of the most important roles of California State PTA is to create and support laws that improve the lives of all California children. 

Legislative Alerts & Updates

Stay up to date on the latest legislation affecting children and families on our California State PTA website at:

Local Advocacy


SMMPTA and its member unit have worked with local organizations to ensure local funding for our schools through such measures as GS/GSH, SMS, Y/YY, ES and others.

2019-2020 PTA Legislative Advocacy Events


33rd District's 2020 Legislation Conference 

CA State PTA 2020 Legislation Conference - Sacramento

Sacramento Safari 2020

For further information or to RSVP, contact Legislative Advocacy Chair

SMMUSD School Board


The seven-member Board of Education is the elected decision-making body for our school district. They hold regular meetings throughout the year. These meetings are open to the public and attending them is a great way to be involved.

Click here for the schedule and agendas for Board of Education meetings.

You can also keep current on Board of Education happenings by reading the regularly-published Board Notes.

Contacting the School Board

You can contact the entire Board of Education at or via their individual email addresses:

Oscar de la Torre:

Craig Foster:

Jon Kean (President):

Maria Leon-Vazquez:

Laurie Lieberman (Vice President):

Ralph Mechur:

Dr. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein:

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