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Coalition of local PTAs headed to capital to advocate for area students

Posted: 6:19 PM, Feb 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-20 19:48:31-05

On Monday, the Corpus Christi Community Council of PTAs will drive to Austin to voice their concerns about various issues they have for students.

CC CCPTA consists of community leaders, teachers, parents and even students and their goal is simple: To support local students.

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The group plans on doing that at the state’s capital, joining other PTAs from all over the state. The local Community Council of PTAs wants to see changes, specifically in funding for things like mental health and anti-bullying programs.

Another hot topic they want addressed is the use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes on campus.

Today, the President of CC CC of PTAs says they’re seeing more and more younger kids smoking or vaping on campus.

“When we asked some of the students that would be going with us ‘Do you see a problem?'” said Christina Harrison. “Every single one said ‘Yes, I know at least one person who not only either smokes or vapes, they do it on campus.’ and so it’s a major problem. It’s kind of seen as a gateway, so we’re trying to control that as well.”

For more information on how you can get involved, visit their Facebook page .