PTAlink’s mission is to improve the quality of education for all children in the New York City public school system by making parent organizations stronger and more effective.
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You can make a difference in your child's school or in the wider education system. There are many ways to be a leader as a NYC public school parent.
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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Changes to Chancellor's Regulation A-660
November 19, 2021
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.
NYSED Health and Safety Guide 2021-22 School Year
August 13, 2021
Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-2022 School Year New York State Education Department.
DOE's Virtual Election Guidance for PA/PTAs & Presidents Councils
June 1, 2021
The Office of Family & Community Empowerment's (FACE) guidance is here--step-by-step guidance on how to conduct elections in a virtual environment.
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