FIRST PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION MEETING SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 @ MOTT HALL 6:00PM
Get Involved Make A Difference:
One of the best ways to get involved at the Mott Hall School is to volunteer for the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and or the SLT (School Leadership Committee). The PTA, SLT and its sub-committees need your input.
A special welcome to our incoming 2019-2020 Parent Teacher Association Executive Board:
- Chiaki Torisu-PTA President
- Abigail Camacho- PTA Secretary
- Nataly Benenson- PTA Treasurer
The general meetings of the PTA are every third Wednesday of the month
Chancellor's Regulation A-660 https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/a-660-english
All of our schools are required to have either a:
- Parent Association (PA)
- Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
- advocate for students and families
- update parents and families about the school
- plan and run activities for parents and families
PA/PTAs can support schools in a number of ways, including:
- hosting parent workshops
- organizing activities for families—both academic and social
- raising funds
- running volunteer events
All of the following are automatically members of their school’s PA/PTA:
- Legally appointed guardians
- Foster parents
- Persons in parental relation
Officers of a PA/PTA are responsible for the PA/PTA budget, events and activities. Officers are elected by membership annually.
PA/PTA Elections must be held in the spring. At that time, the three mandatory officers (president, recording secretary and treasurer) are elected. This must happen before the last day of school. The election rules are specified in Chancellor's Regulation A-660.
They are also specified in the PA/PTA bylaws, which you can find in the https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/get-involved/parent-associations
View Documents for Elections
Visit the https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/get-involved/parent-associationsfor all election materials, including the Guide for information about running the PA/PTA election at your school.
Any complaint about a PA/PTA election is known as a grievance. It must:
- Be submitted in writing (email address—or Identifying Whom).
- Focus on a specific and material violation of either the:
- Chancellor's Regulation A-660
- the PA/PTA bylaws
Verbal or anonymous grievances cannot be considered.
All PA/PTAs must hold at least:
- Ten monthly general membership meetings
- Ten executive board meetings throughout the year
- Quarterly meetings with the principal
Members must receive a minimum of 10 calendar days’ notice before the monthly meeting. This notice must include:
- The date, time, place that the meeting will be held
- An agenda items that will be discussed
See the https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/get-involved/parent-associations for all meeting materials.
PA/PTA Bylaws are a set of rules adopted by members of the association. These rules govern the day-to-day affairs of the PA/PTA. A template for these bylaws is available as both a fill-in PDF and as a Word Doc are available in the https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/get-involved/parent-associations
All bylaws must follow Chancellor's Regulation A-660. Any and all changes to the template must also follow that regulation.