McCleskey Middle School PTSA
For more than a 100 years, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has provided support, information and resources to families focused on the health and education of children. The organization was founded in 1897 in Washington DC as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst. If not for these women and their vision and determination, there would not be a PTA—an organization that has been woven into the very fabric of American life.
By whatever name it has been known, National PTA was created to meet a profound challenge: to better the lives of children. And today, it continues to flourish because PTA has never lost sight of its goal: to change the lives of children across our great nation for the better.
Reference: Local Unit Bylaws
A Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a self-governing unit, chartered by the Georgia PTA and part of the National PTA, which plans its programs and activities to meet the needs of children and youth in the local school community. The success of the entire association depends upon the loyalty and effort made by each local PTA. The strength and the effectiveness of PTAs depend on the interest and participation of individual members and in the efforts of informed and dedicated leaders.
The affairs of the PTA/PTSA are managed by the Board of Directors in the intervals between local unit PTA/PTSA general membership meetings and governed by local unit bylaws approved by the Georgia PTA Board of Directors.
Board of Directors consist of elected officers; the chairmen of standing committees; the principal of the school or a representative appointed by the principal; and a parliamentarian, appointed by the President, subject to approval of the executive committee.
The Executive Committee consists of the:
• Officers of the PTA/PTSA elected by the general membership,
• Parliamentarian, appointed by the president,
• Principal of the school or a representative appointed by the principal to represent him or her.