There is no doubt that the past year has been a unique experience for PTA leaders. Now that your PTA year is wrapping up, here are four essentials to finish up your year. Take care of your final PTA business in a general membership meeting. Your bylaws require that your PTA members handle certain things, so … Continue reading 4 End of the PTA Year Essentials
The past year has been a huge challenge for many of us, and among the biggest challenges were those facing our teachers. Going from a typical school year to suddenly all online and perhaps now back to in person or a hybrid system, our teachers have risen to the challenge of connecting with their students, … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7
There have been so many challenges throughout the pandemic, and many have struggled with their mental health in dealing with those challenges. The month of May is Mental Health Month, and Mental Health America has created a toolkit that your PTA can use to increase awareness and make a difference in the mental health of those in your school … Continue reading May is Mental Health Month
Illinois PTA has advocated for education funding for decades and was instrumental in helping to pass the Evidence-Based Funding (EBF) formula in 2017. In passing the EBF formula, the legislature promised to provide an additional $350 million every year to the formula to bring Illinois schools up to adequate levels of funding. Last year, no new money … Continue reading Advocate for Education Funding Now!