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.
PTA Board Member Job Descriptions
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
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
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
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
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.