Outstanding Council Achievement Recognition

The PTA Local Unit and Council Achievement Recognitions are designed to recognize councils and local units that work to promote the mission and vision of PTA.

Councils in good standing that meet a specific award criteria are eligible to apply. Online application deadline is March 1.

Outstanding Council Application

Leadership
Good Standing: 20 points
Council was represented at a NCPTA Leadership Training; 5 points
Council held trainings for local unit leaders: 5 points
Budget included expenses for representation at NCPTA led training/conferences: 10 points
Council was represented at NCPTA Annual Convention: 10 points
Publicized NPTA’s Back to School Resources to local units: 15 points
Conducted orientation for new officers and committee chairman: 10 points
Made proper transfer of records and other materials from past officers/committee chairmen to new officers/committee chairmen: 10 points
Utilized the services of NCPTA by using online services/website, webinar, phone, or mail: 5 points
Meet regularly with superintendent: 5 points

Advocacy
Attended at least one school board meeting; 15 points
Contacted an elected official on PTA positions and proposed legislation and/or budget: 20 points
Publicized and promoted the State PTA Legislative Priorities: 5 points
Publicized and promoted the National PTA Legislative Priorities: 5 points
Participated in Elected Officials Go to School Program: 10 points
Received and shared state and national legislative updates: 10 points
Participated in NCPTA advocacy webinars: 15 points
Attended NPTA Legislative Conference: 5 points

Membership Service
Training offered on recruitment and retention of PTA members – 20 points
Identified new unit opportunities – 10 points
Engaged and mentored new PTA units – 10 points
Supported leadership development for local units – 10 points

Programs
Used PTA’s National Standards for Family School Partnerships in your council programs: 10 points
Held a healthy lifestyles training or event: 10 points
Provided training on bullying prevention: 10 points
Provided training on youth risk prevention: 10 points
Held an activity or event for military families: 10 points
Held an activity for special education families: 10 points
Applied for State PTA grants: 5 points
Applied for National PTA grants: 5 points
Maintained an active volunteer program in your county: 20 points
Implemented one or more projects of the State and National PTA programs: 5 points
Presented NCPTA Distinguished Service Award: 5 points
Publicized and promoted participation (K-12) in the Reflections Program: 20 points
Offered parent education training: 10 points
Applied for any of the NCPTA Awards: 5 points

Educators
Supported professional development for educators: 15 points
Provided monthly teacher appreciation activities ideas to local units: 5 points
Met regularly with educators: 10 points
Participated in National Teacher Appreciation Week in May: 10 points
Sponsored event(s) that allowed educators and parents to interact: 20 points
Worked with teachers to provide tip sheets for effective parent-teacher conferences: 10 points
Shared PTA materials with educators: 5 points

Communication
Published a PTA newsletter and/or website: 15 points
Provided materials for English as Second Language families: 15 points
Shared PTA information at a community event: 5 points
Shared information from NCPTA and/or National PTA with PTA members: 10 points
Shared information on health education with parents and students: 5 points

Total Points Possible – 475

Point Levels:
150-299 – Outstanding
300- 449 – Distinguished
450+ – Superior