Mission & Purpose
The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)
Membership is open to anyone who believes in the Mission and Purposes of National Parent Teacher
Student Association. Individual members may belong
to any number of PTSAs and pay dues in each. Every person who joins a local PTSA automatically
becomes a member of both the state and National PTAs.
Together we are a powerful voice for children.
With your help, we can continue to work toward PTA’s goal of quality education and nurturing environment for every child.
DODGEN DISTRICT 9 SPRING 2012 CONFERENCE PTSA AWARDS
- Model PT
- Outstanding Local Unit, Middle School, 3rd Place
- Best Ideas, Middle School
the Outstanding Local Unit Report 2009
The Mission of the PTSA is:
- To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that
make decisions affecting children;
- To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children;
- To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
The Purposes of the PTSA are:
- To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship;
- To raise the standards of home life;
- To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth;
- To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth;
develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental,
social, and spiritual education.
2011 Georgia PTA Legislative Priorities
- Support public K-12 schools with adequate state funding, reflective of the actual costs of providing
the state defined services, and Support equitable distribution of state funding to K-12 schools,
currently calculated on property tax wealth in each school system.
- Support efforts to increase
the graduation rate in Georgia through mandatory attendance until graduation or age 18, early
identification of potential dropouts, improved instructional programs for at-risk students, expanded
counseling and guidance services, job placement and work experience programs, immediate follow-up
of why individual students drop out.
- Support public funding for K-12 education in public schools
exclusively. Oppose any effort to use public funding for private schools or home school programs.
- Support multiple criteria be used to determine promotion and retention, and not rely on the results
of just one test.
- Support the right of local boards of education to manage and control local
public schools (in matters such as selection of instructional materials, hiring of personnel,
millage rate, and school calendar) as they seek to improve the quality of education for all students
and are sensitive to differences in educational needs of children and youth.
- Support state funding
for a full time licensed nurse in every school.