About

A Parent Association (PA) is the official organization of the parent body in a school.

Our Parent Association

Every New York City public school is required by the New York State Education Law §2590-h and the New York City Department of Education's Chancellor's Regulation A-660 (中文, Español) to have one, and all parents of children (including step-parents, legally appointed guardians, foster parents and persons in parental relation) in a school are automatically eligible as members. Because of their guaranteed rights and responsibilities, PAs can be the most direct vehicle for parent involvement in the schools, allowing parents to serve as partners both in their children’s educations and in the schools themselves.


​For PAs, parent involvement can mean inspiring parents to attend meetings, volunteer with activities and events, support classroom work, and bring needed resources to the school.

Each New York City public school PA must comply with the NYC Department of Education (DOE) Regulations of the Chancellor A-660

(中文, Español) as well as its own bylaws.

“What Is a PA or PTA?” PTAlink, 13 July 2017, ptalink.org/topic-areas/running-a-pa-pta/what-is-a-pa-pta.

PA Values

Integrity

Accountability

Diversity

Respect

Collaboration

Commitment