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Local Units – Have You Reported Your Members and Paid Dues to Delaware PTA?

As per PTA bylaws, all local units must report their members and remit annual dues to Delaware PTA for each of their members in order to remain in good standing.  The end of the school year is upon us and therefore it is time to start cleaning up loose ends and getting the books ready for the closing of the fiscal year.  If you have not reported and paid dues to Delaware PTA for each one of your members for the 2017-2018 school year, please use our online membership reporting and dues payment tool on CheddarUp (you can pay directly

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Upcoming Local Unit Elections

We have received a few questions on the election and nominating process at the local level. Delaware PTA is here to provide guidance and assistance for all local units. Just as a reminder, Article IV, Sections 2-4 of the local unit bylaws outline the local unit election cycle, term limits, and requirements for running for an elected position. Article IV, Section 7 outlines the process and timeline for establishing a Nominating Committee to promote open positions and prepare a slate of candidates to present to that slate to your general membership. All units MUST hold elections for all open positions.

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Adding/Removing Officers from the Bank Account

              With local unit elections approaching in April/May, many units will have a change in leadership. In addition to reporting new officers to Delaware PTA, the new officers (usually the President & Treasurer) will need to be added to the bank account and the outgoing officers will need to be removed from the bank account. This is just a reminder that the banks require a copy of the meeting minutes indicating which officers should be removed from the account and which officers should be added. Outgoing officers MUST accompany the new officers to the

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Public Schools Week

Join us in lifting up the great things happening in your school communities during Public Schools Week, March 12-16! Share using #PublicSchoolsWeek and #LovePublicEducation why your school community is doing a great job! More info at http://lovepubliceducation.org/ .

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Support for our Florida PTA Family

  Delaware PTA, along with other State PTAs across the country, joins National PTA as we send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families impacted by the unspeakable tragedy this week in Florida. At 7 p.m. ET on Monday, February 19, Florida PTA will be holding a statewide candlelight vigil to remember and honor the victims of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. All PTAs and PTA members across the country are invited to join Florida PTA by holding their own vigils on Monday. We also encourage you to join us in an online vigil by changing

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National PTA Statement on Administration’s FY2019 Budget Proposal

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Feb. 15, 2018)—This week, the administration released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. “National PTA recognizes that improvements must be made within public schools to provide an excellent education for every child. Our association supports educational choices within public schools to meet the needs of all students and believes parents and families should be involved in all aspects of public school choice plans,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “There is a difference, however, between public school choice programs and the use of taxpayer dollars for private school voucher programs. Private school vouchers fund the education

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National PTA and Florida PTA Statement on Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Feb. 14, 2018)—The following statement can be attributed to National PTA President Jim Accomando and Florida PTA President Cindy Gerhardt: “National PTA and Florida PTA are deeply saddened to hear of the shooting today at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students, families, educators and administrators impacted. “This is the second school shooting just this month. It is urgent that families, educators, school administrators, community leaders and elected officials work together to find solutions and make meaningful changes to ensure that all students have a safe environment in

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