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PTA’s Vision: Every child’s potential is a reality.
PTA’s Mission: To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

A PTA Code of Ethics

As a PTA volunteer, I realize that I am subject to a code of ethics similar to that which binds the professional in the field in which I work. Like them, I assume certain responsibilities and expect to account for what I do in terms of what I am expected to do: I will keep confidential matters confidential. I interpret “volunteer” to mean that I have agreed to work without compensation in money, but having been accepted as a worker, I expect to do my work according to standards, as the paid staff expect to do their work. I promise to accomplish my work with an attitude of open-mindedness; to be willing to be trained for it; to bring to its interest and attention. I realize that I may have assets that my co-workers may not have and that I shall use these to enrich the project at which we are working together. I realize also that I may lack assets that my co-workers have, but I will not let this make me feel inadequate but endeavor to assist in developing teamwork. I plan to find out how I can best serve the activity for which I have volunteered and to offer as much as I am sure I can give, but no more. I realize that I must live up to my promise and therefore, will be careful that my agreement is so simple and clear that it cannot be misunderstood. I believe that my attitude toward volunteer work should be professional. I believe that I have an obligation to my work, to those who direct it, to my colleagues, to those whom it is done, and to the public. – Author Unknown ~1993

Is Your PTA an ATM for Your School?

Have you ever felt that your PTA was an ATM for your school principal and teachers? Have you ever felt like your principal thought your PTA budges was his or her discretionary spending fund? Do you get requests from teachers and school staff to fund…

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