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PTA

About the PTA

Mission Statement
The Parent Teacher Association recognizes that every child deserves excellence in education and in quality of life. The PTA will maintain its commitment and service to all children and to its diverse membership through increased parent and community awareness, advocacy, education, and involvement.

PTA Purposes

To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.

To raise the standards of home life.

To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.

To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.

To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

 

Beliefs

Every child deserves to have his/her basic needs met.

Every child deserves an education designed to meet the child's needs.

Public education is the appropriate forum to prepare children for participation in a democratic society.

Every child deserves our continued commitment to advocacy.

PTA will take the lead in parent involvement by training parents to be partners in education.

PTA will take the lead in promoting the value of parent involvement with the community and educational partners.

We are responsible for identifying, understanding, and meeting the needs of our diverse membership.

Educators are integral part of our organization.

Education and leadership training and self-evaluation are essential at all levels.

Programs and materials should be provided to enhance parenting skills.

Challenging oneself leads to growth. .

 

Policies
The following are the basic policies of PTA:

1. The organization is noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan. The name of the organization or the names of any members in their official capacities may not be used to endorse or promote a commercial concern or in connection with any partisan interest or for any purposes not appropriately related to promotion of the Purposes of the organization.

2. The organization will work with the schools to provide quality education for all children and youth, and shall seek to participate in the decision-making process establishing school policy, recognizing that the legal responsibility to make decisions has been delegated by the people to boards of education, state education authorities, and local education authorities.

3. The organization shall work to promote the health and welfare of children and youth and shall seek to promote collaboration between parents, schools, and the community at large.

4. No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, directors, trustees, officers or other private persons except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article III of the bylaws.

5. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on:

    a. by an organization exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or
    b. by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

6. The organization or members in their official capacities shall not, directly or indirectly, participate or intervene (in any way, including the publishing or distributing of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office; or devote more than an insubstantial part of its activities to attempting to influence legislation by propaganda or otherwise.

7. Upon the dissolution of the organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the organization, the remaining assets shall be distributed to one or more non-profit funds, foundations, or organizations which have established their tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and whose purposes are in accordance with the National PTA.

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