PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE APRIL 3,2020
Judith De Los Santos-Pena
The Mott Hall School
71-111 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (212) 281-5028
BB: (347) 218-1613
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:
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:
PA/PTAs can support schools in a number of ways, including:
All of the following are automatically members of their school’s PA/PTA:
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
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:
Verbal or anonymous grievances cannot be considered.
All PA/PTAs must hold at least:
Members must receive a minimum of 10 calendar days’ notice before the monthly meeting. This notice must include:
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.
A PA/PTA is responsible for its own finances, and must obey certain rules and guidelines about banking, fundraising, and record-keeping. Any association that does fundraising must have a bank account in order to conduct transactions with vendors. Proper record keeping practices must be used by members of the executive board to give an accurate accounting of the association's finances.
See the https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/get-involved/parent-associations for all financial reporting materials.
Parent Leader Times is a quarterly newsletter for parents in leadership roles in their school, district, or in the City. https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/get-involved/parent-associations).
For more information about running your PA or PTA see
Presidents’ Council is an organization of PA/PTA presidents (or designees) that represents the interests of parents within the respective district. Each community school district is required to have a Presidents' Council. Each borough is required to have a Presidents' Council for its high schools. Citywide Special Education (District 75) has a citywide Presidents' Council.
CPAC is made up of Presidents' Council presidents. CPAC meets with the Chancellor and other divisions monthly so they can share information to better support their constituents and be prepared in their advisory role to the Chancellor. CPAC members are PA/PTA members, SLT members and DLT members. CPAC meetings are open to the public.