The term “PTA” is commonly used to describe any parent group, and many parents, teachers, and administrators are unaware of the distinct differences between PTA and other parent organizations.
- PTA is a not-for-profit organization and the nation’s original and premier parent involvement group in schools.
- PTA has more than 23,000 local units and nearly 6 million members.
- PTA units are supported by a national and state structure that provides valuable information, resources, and training.
- PTA believes parents are more than fundraisers.
- PTA works with parents to advocate for proper funding, leadership, and instruction for all schools and school districts.
- Chartered PTA units are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
- Local PTAs are eligible for discounted insurance for events that are not covered by their schools.
- PTA provides a free data collection system.
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