UPDATES

2021 Updates

ADVOCACY

Resolutions

New

  • Teaching Hard History: American Slavery in K-12 Education

Position Statements

New

  • Distance Learning
  • Grief-Sensitive Schools: Building Healthy Coping Skills

Position Statements

Revised

  • Minor Consent for Health Care
  • Missing and Exploited Children
  • Safe School Environment
  • Status Offenders
  • Student Participation in Public Demonstrations
  • Credentialed School Personnel
  • Charter Schools
  • Education: Higher Education
  • School-to-Career Technical Education
  • Environmental Health and Environmental Education

Various additional resolutions and position statements were reviewed and deemed relevant.

FINANCE

  • Amended Audit Report form
  • Amended Fiduciary Agreement form
  • Amended “Request for Advance” section

KNOW THE PTA

  • Updated California State PTA Bylaws

2020 Updates

ADVOCACY

  • Revised “Election Campaigns” Section
  • Revised Legislation Platform
  • Revised Position Statements
  • Revised List of Resolutions
  • Revised Resolutions Book
  • New Position Statement “Voting”
  • Revised Resolutions section

FINANCE

  • Revised Audit Report
  • Revised Audit Checklist
  • Revised “Gross Receipts” Section
  • Multiple Revisions from “Signs of Good Financial Procedures” through “Standards for PTA Fundraising”
  • Multiple Revisions from “Selecting Appropriate Fundraising Activities” through “Glossary”

FORMS

  • Revised Conflict/Whistleblower Form Annual Questionnaire
  • Revised Audit Report

PROGRAMS

  • Revised Due Dates for Program Grants and Continuing Education Scholarships
  • Eliminated School Nurses Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Revised School Staff Continuing Education Scholarship
  • New Application Forms for All Continuing Education Scholarships, Program Grants and Graduating High School Senior Scholarships
  • Revised School Smarts section

2019 Updates

INTRODUCTION

  • Added list of 2019-2021 Board of Directors

KNOW THE PTA

  • California State PTA Bylaws (amended May 2019)
  • PTA Basic Policies and Principles
  • California State PTA Map
  • The Local Unit PTA
  • The Council PTA
  • The District PTA
  • Cooperating with Other Organizations
  • Making the Coalition Successful

FINANCE

  • Selecting Appropriate Fundraising Activities — Alcohol and PTA Events
  • PTA Provided Babysitting Services
  • State Taxes and Government Forms — Update to filing requirements for 199N
  • Updated Workers’ Compensation Annual Payroll Report form (also updated in Forms)
  • Cash Verification Form (also updated in Forms)
  • Tax Filing: Sales Tax

ADVOCACY

Resolutions

New

  • Early Child Care and Education for All of California’s Children
  • Temperature Control Standards in the School Setting

Position Statements

Revised

  • Character Education (1968)
  • Dangers of Energy/Caffeinated Drinks (2009)
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Education (Revised and combined “Nutrition Education”, 1974 and “Physical Education (K-12)”, 1993)

RUNNING YOUR PTA

  • California State PTA Officers and Commissions
    • Family Engagement Commission
    • Service to Unit, Council and District PTAs
    • California State PTA Brief Statements on Current Issues
    • Basic Policies and Principles of PTA
    • Professional Governance Standards
  • Meetings
    • Executive Board Meetings
    • Association Meetings
    • Committee Meetings
    • Suggestions for Year-Round Schools
    • Program Planning
    • Announcements and Materials
    • Conducting PTA Meetings
    • Parliamentary Procedures
    • Eights Steps to Making a Motion
    • The Agenda and Meeting Notice
  • Nominations and Elections
    • Electing the Nominating Committee
    • Qualities of Nominating Committee Members
    • Responsibilities of the Committee
    • Responsibilities of Chairperson
    • Alternates to the Nominating Committee
    • The Role of the Parliamentarian
    • Selecting Nominees
    • Contacting Nominees
    • The Election
    • Questions and Answers
  • Planning and Organizing
    • Guide to Executive Leadership
    • Executive Board
    • Brainstorming
    • Goal Setting
    • Procedure Book
    • Records Retention and Destruction Policy
    • Retention Schedule
    • Responsibilities of Officers and Chairpersons
    • Recommended Officers and Chairpersons
    • Job Descriptions for Officers and Chairpersons
    • Administrators Serving as Officers/Check Signers
    • School Staff Serving as Primary PTA Officers
  • Fig. R-1 Organizational Flow Chart
  • Fig. R-2 Sample Agenda and Meeting Planner
  • Fig. R-3 PTA Nominating Committee Checklist – Quick Tips
  • Fig. R-4 PTA Election Checklist – Quick Tips

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Auditor
  • Executive Vice President
  • Financial Secretary
  • Historian
  • Parliamentarian

 

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