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What is the P.A.?

Parent Associations (PAs) are the main way for parents to get involved in their children’s schools. Parent Associations are school-based organizations open to all parents, foster parents, and legally appointed guardians of children.

P.A.'s Roles in Schools

The PA helps parents become involved in their children’s education, share ideas, and enrich their school communities. While the specific roles of PAs vary, among their responsibilities are electing parent members to serve on School Leadership Teams and Community Education Councils, conducting outreach to get other parents involved in school life, and supporting school activities like Parent-Teacher Conferences, open houses, curriculum nights and District Family Day events.

Each PA develops its own bylaws, elects officers, and holds regular meetings.

Relevant Legislation: Under State Education Law, Section 2590, every New York City public school is required to form a Parent Association. All PA/PTA bylaws must comply with the current Chancellor’s Regulation A-660.

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