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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 creative options for those groups that choose to collect funds to improve schools and enrich students’ education.
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Fundraising Ideas from the author of "Beyond the Bake Sale"
July 8, 2017
This piece on PTOToday profiles Beyond the Bake Sale: The Ultimate School Fundraising Book author Jean Joachim, and offers fundraising ideas from the book.
Getting a Jump Start on the High School Admissions Process
Visit the DOE's high school admissions website to download copies of the NYC High School Directory and Specialized High Schools Student Hand...
New PA/PTA Bylaws Template
April 25, 2017
The DOE recently issued its updated PA/PTA Bylaws Template. If your PA/PTA does not have bylaws or needs to revise theirs, the template is a good place to start. It's also available in other languages on the DOE's website.