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
July 6, 2017
Visit the DOE's high school admissions website to download copies of the NYC High School Directory and Specialized High Schools Student Handbook (both available in 10 languages) and to get more information. Copies of the Directory and Handbook are also available at Family Welcome Centers.
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.
NY Times: "A PTA Gift For Someone Else's Child? A Touchy Subject in CA"
April 23, 2017
Several years, the Santa Monica-Malibu school board came up with a solution to PTA inequality: pooling the gains from PTA fundraising across the district and distributing the funds equally among all schools. But not all parents are pleased with the plan.
NY Times: "Anger of Principal Prompts Parents to Occupy an East Harlem School Over Night"
April 8, 2017
Conflict between parents and the principal at an East Harlem school has escalated to the point where some parents said they would remain overnight at the school until the principal resigned.
Chancellor's Regulation A-660 has been revised
March 6, 2017
PA/PTA leaders should review the new CR A-660 to make sure they understand their PA/PTA's rights and the organization's practices are in compliance. The PDF contains a summary of the changes.