The Milpitas Council PTA and Mattos are excited to provide the Mattos community with information on the Parent Teacher Association. Here's some information from the pta.org website:


What is PTA? Why Join PTA?

The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTA advantages:

  • Get Connected There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
  • Discover Great Resources The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.
  • Tap into a Network PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
  • Watch Yourself Grow By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
  • Speak Up PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
  • Witness Improvement By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role by supporting building improvements through advocacy and play an important role in fundraising for curriculum based programs and social events.
  • Be a Role Model By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.


If the Mattos community is interested in launching a PTA, we will be looking for eager parents leaders in the following roles:


PTA Board Member Job Descriptions

President

Oversees and coordinates the work of an executive board to run a PTA effectively

Presides at PTA board and association meetings

Serves as the official contact, communicator and representative of a PTA

Designated as an authorized signer for PTA checks, contracts and authorizations for payment

Serves as ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee

Works with other PTA leaders to connect families, school and community to support student success

Executive Vice President

Works as the primary aide to the president

Helps lead a PTA towards specific goals consistent with PTA purposes and policies

Performs president’s duties in his or her absence

Carries out other duties outlined in unit bylaws and standing rules or as assigned

Treasurer

Maintains permanent records to track unit funds and financial transactions

Chairs budget committee and prepares annual budget for adoption by the association

Pays all PTA bills as authorized by board or association

Prepares reports for every board and association meeting and an annual financial report

Ensures taxes and reports required by PTA bylaws, insurance or federal and state governments are completed and submitted by the due dates


Secretary

Takes minutes at board and association meetings

Co-signs formal papers with president: authorizations for payment, resolutions and formal letters

Handles PTA correspondence as directed by the president

Maintains and preserves PTA records and important documents to pass on at the end of the term

Auditor

Audits the books and financial records of a PTA to determine their accuracy

Presents written reports on audits to the board and the association for adoption

Forwards copies of adopted audits to council/district PTA as indicated in unit bylaws

Parliamentarian

Assists the president to manage meetings and advises on parliamentary procedure

Chairs bylaws committee to review unit bylaws each year and revise bylaws every three years

Arranges nominating committee’s first meeting, providing information on nomination and election process


For more details regarding PTA Officer Job Description, please refer to the CAPTA.org website.