ABOUT

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

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

TREASURER

SECRETARY

PRESIDENT

The president is the chief executive officer of your PA.

VICE-PRESIDENT

The vice-president generally assists the president.

RECORDING

SECRETARY

The recording secretary is responsible for all non-financial PA records.

TREASURER

The treasurer is the chief financial officer of your PA.

COrresponding secretary

COMMUNICATIONS

SECRETARY

The corresponding secretary is responsible for PA communications.

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