Local Unit Resources

Council assigns an experienced mentors to each local PTA. If you have any questions you need answered, please find the council mentor assigned to your PTA on the Council Mentor List.

Your unit has also been matched with a Partner in PTA (PIP). The PIP program is focused on developing PTA relationships between campuses to build up each PTA in our district. Visit the Partners in PTA page for information about the program and verify your partner.

Of course, it goes without saying that all council board members are here to help! Visit the Council Board page for a board roster with emails.

PTA Programs

In making every child’s potential a reality, Texas PTA realizes that we must nurture the many different pieces of the “whole child.” For more than 100 years, PTA has focused on programs that support children and families in all aspects of our daily lives.

Whether it’s providing that special outlet for a child’s artistic creativity, educating youth on the importance of being good stewards of our planet, or helping to ensure that every child has the opportunity to grow up healthy and safe; Texas PTA offers programs that allow students and families to be the best they can be!

See more at: http://www.txpta.org/programs/#sthash.IHD4M8Uw.dpuf

Board Position Duties

President – The President serves as the presiding officer of the Local PTA and presides over executive board and membership meetings. The president directs the affairs of the association in cooperation with the other members of the executive board for a term of one year.

Secretary – The secretary is responsible for keeping accurate records of the proceedings of the association.

Treasurer – The treasurer, as the authorized custodian of the funds of the association, receives and disburses all monies indicated in the budget and prescribed in the Local or Council PTA bylaws or as authorized by action of the association.

Parliamentarian – The parliamentarian shall advise the President on parliamentary law, bylaws and procedural matters.

Volunteer – The focus of the Volunteer Chair is to promote good relations between school and community. To determine and implement the best methods for recruiting volunteers to meet the needs of the school.

Ways & Means (Fundraising) – The Ways & Means chair is responsible for selecting fundraising projects that provide funds for the PTAs planned activities. These activities should be focused on promoting the PTA purposes.

Parent Education Chair – Organize and present programs whose goal is to empower parents with knowledge.
Programs Chair – Organize and present programs which focus on interaction between parents, teachers, administrators, students, and community members to inspire and support a sense of school community. (These jobs may be done by two separate chairs or they may be combined.)

Arts In Education – Promote artistic involvement within the PTA and bring the arts to the children at your school. Organize and facilitate participation in Texas PTA artistic programs such as Reflections.

Communications – Volunteers who champion your communications and outreach efforts provide your PTA the tools necessary to market your PTA, create eye-catching communication pieces and to assist you with developing an online presence for your PTA.

Healthy Lifestyles – Establishing a healthy lifestyles committee on your board, providing access to training and resources and addressing the critical nutrition and physical activity needs of Texas children and their families.

Legislative – Legislative Action chair will determine the legislative goals to be achieved as well as communicating and sharing important information with the Legislative Action Committee and the PTA members.

Membership – The job of the Membership Chair is to organize the association’s membership, report and remit dues to Texas PTA, plan recruiting drives and implement member retention practices.