Structure of PTA


Each level of PTA has been established for the purpose of forming a nationwide movement to advocate the need to support and speak out on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, before governmental agencies, and other organizations that make decisions affecting all children.

LOCAL UNIT YOUR SCHOOL’S PTA
The local PTA is the most important level of PTA. All other levels exist to serve the local PTA.

1. Operates as a self-governing body and is chartered by the state.

2. Plans programs and activities to meet community needs.

3. Works at the school site, at home, and in the community for all children.

4. Serves as the local organization through which the Maryland and National PTA objectives are carried out.

5. Is represented on the PTA Council of Howard County or at Maryland PTA functions by the unit president and/or designated representatives.

COUNCIL

1. Includes all units within the county

2. Is the connecting link between locals and MD PTA

3. Serves as a conference body

4. Provides workshops, leadership development,

information, and programs

5. Coordinates programs and projects of member units

6. Works to promote PTA in the area

PTACHC

410-740-5153

5451 Beaverkill Road

Columbia, MD 21044

E-mail: office@ptachc.org

Website: www.ptachc.org

no fax

STATE PTA

1. Liaison between National PTA and local PTA unit

2. Organizes units and councils.

3. Cooperates with other groups and organizations

working for youth.

4. Maintains a legislative advocate.

5. Holds an annual convention.

6. Interprets and implements policies, programs and projects.

7. Provides workshops, field services and leadership development.

8. Provides publications.

9. Represented on the National PTA Board of Directors by the current Maryland PTA President.

MDPTA

410-760-6221

5 Central Ave

Glen Burnie, MD 21061

E-mail: office@mdpta.org

http://www.mdpta.org

NATIONAL PTA

1. Includes all who join local PTAs.

2. Establishes basic policies.

3. Develops and funds projects that are national in scope.

4. Maintains legislative advocates at the federal level.

5. Provides field services and leadership development.

6. Develops and provides resource materials and publications.

7. Holds an annual convention.

NATIONAL PTA

1-800-307-4782

1250 N. Pitt Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

E-mail: info@pta.org

http://www.pta.org