How Does Your District Plan to Spend Its State Funding and Serve All Students?

With each of California’s 1,000 school districts required to adopt their first Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), as mandated by the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), The Education Trust—West and a coalition of more than 30 partner organizations from across the state including California State PTA launched the LCAP Watch website to create Read more about How Does Your District Plan to Spend Its State Funding and Serve All Students?[…]

Officer Training: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:30 am – 1:00 pm   President, Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor Training Workshop   Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA, Barbara Topkis Auditorium 1000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Workshop Fee: $10.00 in advance:  Includes materials and continental breakfast $12.00 at the door Childcare will be provided. This is an allowable expense Read more about Officer Training: Saturday, July 19, 2014[…]

Back To School Responsibilities for PTA’s


It’s back-to-school season, and a key to getting a great start to a new school year is to ensure that the end-of-the-year responsibilities were fulfilled.

  • Has your outgoing treasurer completed the financial year-end report?  This report will be essential in completing tax-filing requirements that all nonprofits, including PTAs, must file 5.5 months after the close of your fiscal year.
  • Have the required PTA officers – president, treasurer and secretary – been elected?  Be sure to share their contact information with your council and/or district PTA so they receive support, resources and information.

Another essential component for the new school year is to make sure your PTA is in compliance with its bylaws.

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Summer Activites for Incoming Officers and Board Members

There are plenty of activities and tasks to keep the board-elect busy since election: First tasks for new PTA officers and chairmen  Leadership Essentials – Board-Elect Activities Hopefully a good transition is taking place between the outgoing board and the incoming board members and materials and resources are being passed along: Leadership Essentials – Preparing Read more about Summer Activites for Incoming Officers and Board Members[…]

Transition Basics for Every Officer

Finish the term Complete all responsibilities (including updating your procedure book). Meet with current board to evaluate the term. Send new board contact information to your council or district. Meet with successor; introduce successor to key individuals. Turn over all PTA materials and resources that relate to position. Incoming and outgoing boards meet together. To learn more click on the article “Good Transitions = Great Starts.“

CALL TO ACTION: MT. WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY PTA ADOPTS HIGH STAKES TESTING RESOLUTION

PTA opposes the use of a national, mandated, standardized test as the sole criterion for measuring a school’s or student’s progress. An assessment system should evaluate higher-order skills, including students’ abilities to use technology, conduct research, engage in scientific investigation, and solve problems. An accountability system should include other indicators of educational quality, such as competency of teaching Read more about CALL TO ACTION: MT. WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY PTA ADOPTS HIGH STAKES TESTING RESOLUTION[…]