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Upcoming School Board Candidate Open Forum Schedule

School board elections are fast approaching. Delaware PTA wants to remind all PTAs to use the election guide provided on our website. The election guide contains all the guidelines including a bank of possible candidate questions for your use. Please read this guide to familiarize yourselves if your PTA is hosting a forum. Please click the link below for more information: Limits on Political Campaigning for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits Election Guidelines Each year Delaware PTA hosts several school board election forums. The following forums are being hosted by either a local PTA or Delaware PTA. We hope you will take the

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Defining Parent, Family and Community Engagement

PTA families: As you know, strong family engagement is the cornerstone of PTA’s vision and mission. So we are excited to share that the Delaware Department of Education is working on developing a common definition of Parent, Family and Community Engagement. This definition will guide state support to schools and districts in improving family and community engagement. Delaware PTA will also be working with the Department on this initiative. The Department will also be at Convention to share more on this initiative as well. In the interim, please take a moment to complete this brief survey! Please share this survey

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Board of Managers approves New Business Items for Convention Business

March 27, 2018   This evening, the Delaware PTA Board of Managers voted in the affirmative to move the following items to the floor of the 2018 Annual Delaware PTA Convention on April 28, 2018: Proposed Bylaws Changes 2018 Proposed Bylaws Amendments Summary Delaware PTA 2018 Legislative Priorities and Congratulations to our 2018 DPTA Slated Candidates    The Delaware Board of Managers is composed of the following: State officers Immediate Past President Chairmen of the Delaware PTA State standing committees Presidents of the councils Presidents of all local units or their duly appointed alternates Delaware VIP Members The voting body of Delaware

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Delaware PTA Reflections Winners

Please join Delaware PTA in congratulating the winners of the 2017-2018 Reflections program!   2017 18 Reflections Winners  are listed for each category (Visual Arts, Dance, Film Production, Music Composition, Literature, and Photography), along with the winners of this year’s Theme Search contest.   We had a total of 150 fantastic submissions this year across all categories, and we are very grateful to the judges who reviewed the entries.  They certainly had their work cut out for them in choosing the final winners! The 2017-2018 theme was “Within Reach.”  The winner in each category will be competing at the National PTA level.   National

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Tell Congress to Support Sensible Solutions to Eliminate Gun Violence!

Dear PTA Advocate, National PTA has a long history of support for gun safety and violence prevention and we are committed to making sure every child has the opportunity to learn in a safe and welcoming environment. In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., National PTA urges you to send a letter to your member of Congress asking them to support common-sense solutions to eliminate gun violence and provide a safer and healthier environment for all students. Taking action today is easy-just click here to use the PTA Takes Action Network to contact your members of Congress about

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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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