Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers (Georgia PTA)
Georgia PTA serves as a link between the national organization and membership within the state. A person who joins a local Parent Teacher Association automatically becomes a member of National PTA and Georgia PTA.
Georgia PTA represents 300,000 members at the state legislature, state board of education and other education and child-focused organizations; provides support and training for local PTAs through workshops and publications; coordinates special projects to promote the welfare of Georgia's children and youth, and much more.
Districts are geographical divisions of the state designated by Georgia PTA to carry on state work effectively. A council of PTAs is a group of three or more local unit PTAs within a Georgia PTA District. Districts and Councils assist local PTAs and PTSAs with membership and training.
National PTA is composed of 55 state congresses and nearly 26,000 local units in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense Schools in Europe and the Pacific.
National PTA, as directed by its board of directors, provides leadership, programs, support, and resources to its members at all levels of the association. State PTAs are the liaison between the local PTA and National PTA, helping each to function effectively and to support and sustain the other.
PTAs at the local level are valuable assets to their school communities by providing educational and parent involvement information, resources, events, and activities. They are linked to the state PTA and National PTA, forming a nationwide network of members working on behalf of all children and youth.
How to get involved with the Local, State and National PTA:
- Stay Informed. You can sign up for legislative updates about laws and policies that affect children and education.
- Become Involved. Your PTA membership not only helps Perkerson, but it also helps contribute to a powerful lobby trying to protect education dollars at the state and federal level.
- Contact your local legislator to voice your opinion on the proposed budget.
- Register for Georgia or National PTA events.