Bylaws

Bylaws Bylaws of the PTA determine its structure and provide specific regulations by which its affairs are governed.  Bylaws are an IRS Rule to be a 501(c)(3) entity. The bylaws define or explain the rules under which the PTA functions. They protect the group from error and guide it to efficient service. The PTA unit…

Running Your PTA

National PTA Back to School Kit To receive the National PTA Back to School Kit, after registering your officers for the current school year, go to the National PTA website, www.pta.org to register for the kit from National PTA. (direct link) Florida PTA Kit of Materials The Florida PTA Kit of Materials will be sent…

Family / Community Engagement

Family / Community Engagement Family and Community engagement in the education, health, safety, and general well-being of our children and youth is at the heart of PTA.  When families, schools, and communities work effectively together, engagement becomes a powerful tool that boosts student achievement and better prepares our children to lead healthy, happy, and productive…

Training

Helping parents learn about Standards and Assessments Advocacy Training Available Now! Would your PTA or community group like to receive training on how to be better advocates?  You don’t have to wait for our summer Leadership Convention to receive training from Florida PTA.  Our trainers are available throughout the year for 15 minute to one…

Sunshine State

Be A Voice – Join the Sunshine State PTSA! Add your voice to the 300,000+ Florida PTA members. Sunshine State PTA is a unique PTA chartered by the Florida Parent Teacher Association. This PTA/PTSA expands the access for PTA/PTSA membership to those who may have little or no contact with a local PTA/PTSA. It is…

Recognition

Florida PTA Awards Program **All Awards applications for the 2016-2017 school year can be found here.** Congratulations to our 2015-2016 award winners who were recognized at our July 2016 Leadership Convention (with the exception of the Early Bird and Honorary Awards) Florida PTA offers several awards/recognition to PTA/PTSA local units. Each award/recognition is set out…

Blog

A Message from our President: Cindy Gerhardt I’m a firm believer that everyone is a public speaker. Everyone has the ability to talk about what is important to them. Just watch a proud father describe how his daughter is progressing in her reading, especially if it’s “above grade level”. Or listen to a grandmother talk…

History

A History of PTA The National PTA, was founded on February 17, 1897, by Alice McClellen Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, in Washington D.C. It was originally called the National Congress of Mothers. The group of mothers were concerned with the education, health and safety of children and youth… the same concerns the PTA has…