Why Wednesday? 8/7/19

It’s Why Wednesday! Q: Why does California State PTA have a Board of Directors?

A: The Board of Directors operates much like your executive board does at the unit level. We meet monthly to continue to do the business of the organization, we make recommendations to the Board of Managers, and we make sure the organization is compliant with all its fiduciary requirements. We are all unpaid volunteers, just like you! This week we are meeting prior to our first Board of Managers meeting and we invite you to see a glimpse of what we do.

Every Wednesday on the blog and on social media, we will be answering the most commonly asked questions about PTA. Do you have any questions we can answer for Why Wednesday? There are four ways to send us your questions:

  1. Complete this form: forms.gle/iy6z2mJoQbiehS6L6
  2. Tweet us @CaliforniaPTA
  3. Send us a Facebook message at www.facebook.com/CaliforniaPTA/ or comment on a Why Wednesday post
  4. Email communications@capta.org.

Why Wednesday? 7/24/19

It’s Why Wednesday! Q: Why is there so much paperwork in PTA?

A: We have been working to streamline some of the paperwork to try to make your life easier. This includes creating fillable versions of some of the most commonly used forms, which are available online in our Online Toolkit at toolkit.capta.org.

Every 501(c)3 non-profit is a business and is required to keep track of and report to government agencies about their activities, especially financial activities. California State PTA has created forms, policies, and procedures that help our unit officers and volunteers meet all legal requirements to operate a public charity in California. Paper trails are also necessary to make sure that every PTA and its officers and members are covered by insurance and to prevent fraud and misuse of PTA resources.

Every Wednesday on the blog and on social media, we will be answering the most commonly asked questions about PTA. Do you have any questions we can answer for Why Wednesday? There are four ways to send us your questions:

  1.  Complete this form: forms.gle/iy6z2mJoQbiehS6L6
  2. Tweet us @CaliforniaPTA
  3. Send us a Facebook message at www.facebook.com/CaliforniaPTA/ or comment on a Why Wednesday post
  4. Email communications@capta.org.

Why Wednesday? 7/17/19

 It’s Why Wednesday! Q: Why PTA and not another parent group?

A: When you are a PTA, you have multiple levels of support. We have comprehensive insurance that covers your activities and volunteers for the entire year for a very reasonable rate. We provide amazing training opportunities, both online and in person to help build stronger leaders. We are the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation and we do great things on behalf of children and families!

Every Wednesday on the blog and on social media, we will be answering the most commonly asked questions about PTA. Do you have any questions we can answer for Why Wednesday? There are four ways to send us your questions:

  1.  Complete this form: forms.gle/iy6z2mJoQbiehS6L6 
  2. Tweet us @CaliforniaPTA
  3. Send us a Facebook message at www.facebook.com/CaliforniaPTA/ or comment on a Why Wednesday post
  4. Email communications@capta.org.

Why Wednesday? 7/10/19

It’s Why Wednesday! Q: Why does the PTA year begin on July 1 for most units?

A: California State PTA recommends a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year is because it is an “academic calendar” year.  Most educational related entities (school districts, colleges etc.) use an academic calendar and by using the same calendar, PTAs are better able to seamlessly interact with the schools they work with. This fiscal year also has the benefit of allowing unit officers time to train and plan before the school year begins.

Every Wednesday on the blog and on social media, we will be answering the most commonly asked questions about PTA. Do you have any questions we can answer for Why Wednesday? There are four ways to send us your questions:

  1.  Complete this form: forms.gle/iy6z2mJoQbiehS6L6 
  2. Tweet us @CaliforniaPTA
  3. Send us a Facebook message at www.facebook.com/CaliforniaPTA/ or comment on a Why Wednesday post
  4. Email communications@capta.org.

Why Wednesday? Information

Every Wednesday on the blog and on social media, we will be answering the most commonly asked questions about PTA. If you have any questions that you would like for us to answer you have four ways to get them to us:

  1.  Complete this form: forms.gle/iy6z2mJoQbiehS6L6 
  2. Tweet us @CaliforniaPTA
  3. Send us a Facebook message at www.facebook.com/CaliforniaPTA/ or comment on a Why Wednesday post

Email communications@capta.org.