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The Role of a Council
A council serves as a coordinating body for local PTA units within a given area. A council guides but does not legislate for or dictate to local units. A council…
Interprets the purposes, policies, and principles of the PTA.
Operates under bylaws approved by the state.
Is organized by the state president, region director, or state board member within the area.
Has a minimum of three local PTA units in membership with the Council, State and National PTA.
Organizes or reactivates local units in the area.
Acts as a medium through which PTAs of an area work on problems beyond the scope of a single unit.
Urges full participation at region meetings, state convention, specialized workshops, and national convention.
Encourages the use of PTA publications and PTA Handbooks.
A council provides leadership and information to local units through training and programs.
Provides schools of instructions and information sessions for incoming and ongoing officers.
Institutes problem solving and “How To” clinics.
Fosters exchange of information and ideas within local units of the council.
Designs programs to enhance family, school, and community life.
Interprets state and national action programs and helps them implement programs and projects that serve the community.
Encourages the local units to implement state and national resolutions and PTA legislative programs.
A council serves as a two-way communication between the school board and the local unit. A council should…
Work with school administrators and the board of education.
Seek to be involved in the decision making process of the school system.
Other council functions:
Cooperates with other organizations to achieve common goals within the framework of PTA.
Undertakes child-related service projects. Involves the council in projects that can be both council organized and/or community organized.