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Running a PA/PTA
Running a PA/PTA
What does it take to run a PA/PTA? Officers have specific obligations but members play important roles as well. Understanding what's involved can help your PA/PTA be effective and operate smoothly.
Many PA/PTAs contribute to their schools by creating community-building activities, student enrichment programs, and events for families.
While PA/PTAs are not obligated to raise money, there are many options for those that choose to collect funds to improve schools and enrich students’ education.
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Changes to Chancellor's Regulation A-660
May 5, 2022
On November 17, 2021, the Panel for Educational Policy approved amending CR A-660 to include, among other changes, allowing virtual meetings, virtual voting, and online banking. PA/PTAs now may include 3K and Pre-K parents. See the newly published regulation for all the changes.
Fundraising for a New School Buidling
March 18, 2022
The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School had a big need: they wanted a whole new building. They knew it would take a lot of dedication, a lot of planning, and a lot of skill-building. Read about how PTA leaders made it happen.
DOE's Virtual Guidance for PA/PTAs
January 12, 2022
The Office of Family & Community Empowerment's (FACE) step-by-step guidance on running a PA/PTA in a virtual environment.
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