Basic Policies and Principles of PTA

The basic policies and principles of PTA identify our primary focus as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization and our core values as a voice for children. They include:

  1. The organization shall be noncommercial, nonsectarian and nonpartisan.
  2. The organization shall work to engage and empower children, families and educators within schools and communities to provide quality education for all children and youth and shall seek to participate in the decision-making process by influencing school policy and advocating for children’s issues, recognizing that the legal responsibility to make decisions has been delegated by the people to boards of education, state education authorities, and local education authorities.
  3. The organization shall work to promote the health and welfare of children and youth and shall seek to promote collaboration between parents, schools and the community at large.
  4. Commitment to inclusiveness and equity, knowledge of PTA, and professional expertise shall be guiding principles for service in this organization.

Following these basic policies and principles is one of the main responsibilities of a leader in managing a PTA.

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