Parent Association/Parent Teacher Association (PA/PTA)

Each New York City Department of Education school is required to have a Parent Association or a Parent teacher Association (PA/PTA). All parents, step-parents, legally appointed guardians, foster parents and persons in parental relation are automatically members of their school’s PA/PTA.

Officers of a PA/PTA are responsible for the PA/PTA budget, events and activities. PA/PTAs can support schools by raising funds, hosting parent workshops or meetings, organizing festivals, dances or social events for families, and can help schools connect with parents through updates and volunteer opportunities.

The PA/PTA Resource Page has links to:

  • forms,
  • templates for fliers and letters,
  • access to webinars and
  • links to the Chancellor’s Regulations.

The PA/PTA Election Guide will help you run your spring elections.

School Leadership Team (SLT)

The School Leadership Team (SLT) provides a structure for school-based decision making and the development of a collaborative school culture. The SLT members develop educational policies for their school and align resources to those policies. SLTs provide ongoing evaluations and assessments of a school’s educational programs and their affect on student achievement. The SLT in each school is composed of an equal number of parents and staff and  must meet at least once a month.

The SLT Resources Page has links to:

  • the new SLT Toolkit (in pdf form for download),
  • webinars,
  • the SLT brochure, and
  • a SLT Roles and Responsibilities Powerpoint

These resources are designed  for all SLT members and can be used as a group or by individual members.

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