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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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Participatory Budgeting Has Begun
Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process that allows community members to decide how certain public funds are spent. Schools have taken ad...
New on PTAlink
September 12, 2017
Interested in how another school's PA/PTA is functioning? Read about Brooklyn's P.S. 282's PTO in an interview with three of the board's officers.
Fundraising Ideas from the author of "Beyond the Bake Sale"
September 11, 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.
DOE's PA/PTA Executive Board Orientation Conference
Saturday Oct 28, 2017 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
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