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.
Duties at a Glance
- Maintain a procedure book (traditional or electronic)
- Complete a Plan of Work and submit for approval by the Local PTA board
- Identify needs and goals – survey parents and staff for needs and goals that further PTA mission/purposes
- Explore the possibilities and define the scope of your program – consider available resources; single event or year round; community program
- Determine how to deliver the program – buy in from membership, concurrent student program, incentives, food, babysitting, collaboration with another PTA or school group, date/time and location
- Create a budget for your program – donations, free services in community, food, decorations, custodian, presenter fees, photocopies, prizes, supplies
- Decide how to distribute the work – committee, volunteers, faculty and students
- Confirm support and resources – confirm (and later reconfirm) all details with all involved: date location, equipment, expectations
- Get the word out – at least six weeks before program an at least three times; invite other PTAs/community groups; fliers in library/grocery store/bank; use phone tree service, email, marquee, community association newsletters, community newspaper, etc.
- Deliver the program welcome participants and thank them for coming; give out evaluation forms, survey and/or flier for future programs thank all who helped/contributed
- Evaluate the program and follow up – revisit goals, note successes/challenges, publicize results of program; make recommendations to board for further action
- Advocate for PTA positions and current legislation
- Review and become familiar with bylaws and standing rules of the PTA
- Attend Texas PTA Leader Orientation
- Take advantage of training from Council, Area, Texas and National PTA
- Become familiar with the National and Texas PTA resources