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SRV Council of PTAs

 

What does PTA stand for?

Parent Teacher Association

PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy membership association in America. Formed over 120 years ago, today’s National PTA is comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents, students, and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. 

 

What is the structure of PTA?

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PTA is set up in levels and the first level is the “unit” or school site PTA. There are 35 PTA / PTSA units in SRVUSD -- every school site has a PTA / PTSA unit (with the exception of Del Amigo). Some of our school sites include Student membership, so they are PTSA units. The next level of PTA is the Council level, which is the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs for SRVUSD. The Council PTA is a member of the 32nd District PTA, which is the Contra Costa County-level PTA organization, as well as the California State PTA, and the National PTA

 

What does the Council PTA do?

Supports Units, Trains Volunteer Leaders and Facilitates Parent Engagement

Council PTA Board Members are volunteers from PTA units throughout the SRVUSD who have been elected to serve at a school district level. Council volunteers use their experience to guide their unit counterparts by providing leadership, training and support. The Council PTA represents 20,000 members from all of the PTA/PTSA units in the SRVUSD. 

The primary goals of the Council PTA include 

  • supporting and training parent leaders at the 35 school site units

  • increasing PTA membership in San Ramon Valley

  • providing communication between parents and school district administrators

  • advocating on behalf of our 20,000 members 

  • organizing CA legislative information and hosting legislative advocacy events

The Council holds monthly meetings with unit PTA presidents, district leaders, and special guest speakers. At these meetings, our parent leaders get valuable information about upcoming compliance deadlines, financial and legal forms that must be filed, important District initiatives and general updates from the Superintendent about what is going on that may require parent support. In addition to unit support, the Council promotes District-wide educational opportunities for parents, educators and community members.

SRV Council of PTAs - every child, one voice
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