Message from Sheila (our PTA President)
The theme for my term is “We Are Family.” Anyone who knows me is not surprised by my theme. My husband, Robert of 27 years, and I have worked together in our PTA community for two decades. Our son, Robert Jr., is following in our footsteps. I believe that PTA is a family affair.
Your Ohio PTA Board of Directors and staff are available to assist you throughout your term of office.
I hope that you and your PTA family have a productive year !!!!!!!!!
2015-2017 Ohio PTA President
CREATED BY LISA MACK
2013- 2015 OHIO PTA PRESIDENT
District 1: Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Defiance, Henry, Wood
District 2: Paulding, Putnam, Hancock, Van Wert, Allen, Hardin, Mercer,
District 3: Darke, Shelby, Logan, Miami, Champaign, Union, Clark, Madison
District 4: Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Fayette, Clinton
District 6: Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Clermont, Brown
District 7: Sandusky, Seneca, Erie, Huron, Lorain
District 8: Wyandot, Crawford, Richland, Ashland, Marion, Morrow, Knox
District 9: Ross, Highland, Meigs, Pike, Jackson, Adams, Scioto, Lawrence, Galia
District 10: Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Fairfield, Perry, Hocking, Pickaway, Vinton
District 11: Inner ring of Cuyahoga County
District 12: Outer ring of Cuyahoga County
District 13: Medina, Summit, Portage, Wayne, Stark, Holmes, Coshocton,
District 17: Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula
District 18: Trumball, Mahoning, Columbiana
District 19: Jefferson, Harrison, Guernsey, Belmont, Noble, Monroe, Morgan,
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ELEVEN REASONS WHY YOU BELONG IN PTA
- PTA’s strength is its national membership. When PTA speaks on behalf of children and youth, we are heard from the principal’s office to the president’s office. Membership in PTA makes you part of over 100 years of service to children and schools.
- PTA bylaws and procedures ensure that each PTA – from the local unit to the National PTA – operates democratically and protects the rights of each member.
- The effectiveness of any organization is determined by the caliber of its leadership. PTA is often the training ground for community leaders because we provide printed materials and workshops on programming, budgeting, leadership skills, and parliamentary tips.
- Ohio PTA leaders provide field service and counseling for problems which arise. As part of a state and national organization, local PTA units exchange ideas and gain new insights from others’ experience.
- Ohio PTA and National PTA, through government and foundation grants, develop needed research and programming in vital areas such as parenting, drug and alcohol abuse, critical television viewing skills, comprehensive health education and the arts.
- Ohio PTA distributes an Annual Resource Guide of valuable program suggestions, membership promotions and PTA information to each unit president. Each president also receives “Our Children” which includes “What’s Happening in Washington” from the National PTA and the Ohio PTA"Voice”. These useful periodicals are available to all members at modest subscription rates.
- National PTA promotes PTA activities and membership through news releases, public service announcements on radio and television, and a public service advertising campaign in magazines.
- Ohio PTA provides blanket federal income tax exemption through the Internal Revenue Service for all PTA units and councils. Your local PTA unit is considered a 501(c)(3) because of its affiliation with Ohio PTA.
- Annual district conferences, state and national conventions, and workshops permit all PTA members to make their voices heard in the shaping of PTA policies.
- Ohio PTA and National PTA speak out for children before the “Big Boards of Education” – the Ohio General Assembly and the United States Congress.
- Ohio PTA has no paid lobbyists and PTA volunteers monitor legislation, testify on bills, and keep PTA members informed on the latest educational legislative issues.