PTA membership is open to everyone
PTA is an inclusive organization that is open to all adults who care about children and schools. We have learned that the main thing that parents want from schools is to help their children succeed academically, emotionally, and personally. PTA builds bridges between homes and schools. When a parent gets involved with PTA, the child who benefits most is his or her own. We reach out to diverse communities to allow parents to more fully integrate their children into the life of a school. We actively invite all parents to be involved in their children’s education through participation in PTA. We work hard to bring mothers, fathers, teachers, school administrators, grandparents, mentors, foster parents, other caregivers, and community leaders into the organization.
Imagine your dream school. What would it look like? Teachers? Staff? Education?
PTA believes the core value of a parent is more important than only as a fundraiser. Fundraising is a means to carry out the goals and work of PTA. Fundraising events provide a valuable service and involve more parents in the school.
Dues and benefits
PTA members pay dues that include a small portion for the state and national offices. In return, local PTAs and members receive access to many valuable resources, information, and training programs.
Online resources, including Our Children magazine, full of parenting tips;
Electronic newsletters to keep members informed of parenting and legislative issues;
Special discounts and offers from National PTA Member Benefits Providers, including FedEx Kinko’s and Barnes & Noble;
Leadership training available online through e-learning courses and in-person at the National PTA Annual Convention and leadership workshops;
Discounted rates for convention, Our Children magazine, and more;
Benefits from the individual’s state PTA.
- As a local affiliate of a national organization, local PTAs may be eligible for discounted insurance for special events that are not covered by the school insurance. Non-PTA parent groups usually must purchase more expensive insurance policies to cover special events and liabilities or leave their members at risk.