Month: August 2013

10 Finance Practices

10 Key Finance Practices for All Board Members The assets of PTA are not measured only in its treasury but in the work of the members and volunteers to serve the mission and purposes of PTA No other organization may pass money through PTA accounts No reimbursement is paid without a receipt and signed expense form. Reimbursements must be from an approved budget line item Money is counted by at least two people at the same time, and an itemized receipt form is signed by both persons. The money is then given to the treasurer, who also counts the money …

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Three PTAs in NC Receive National Healthy Lifestyle Grants

The North Carolina PTA proudly announces that three of only 25 National PTA Healthy Lifestyle: Energy Balance 101 Grants were awarded to PTAs in North Carolina. Each of the following local PTAs will receive a $2,000 grant: Allen Jay PTA, High Point Irving Park Elementary School PTA, Greensboro Wake Forest Elementary School PTA, Wake Forest “We applaud our local PTA members for their dedication to improving school communities by creating healthier environments,” said Debra Horton, executive director of NCPTA. “Our staff and board of directors work hard to make sure our PTA members are aware of national resources and opportunities …

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Advocacy Tips and Nonprofit Guidelines Webinar Offered for PTAs in NC

Advocacy Tips and Nonprofit Guidelines Webinar Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 1 – 2 p.m. Register Today! PTA members care deeply about policies impacting children, and PTAs are uniquely positioned to share information and engage elected officials in conversations about current issues and policies. The ability and power to provide a strong unified voice for children is one of the most cherished aspects of PTA. PTAs can and should advocate but are prohibited as 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in political activities or endorsing political candidates. Join Ashley Perkinson, NCPTA attorney and lobbyist, September 6 at 1 p.m. for a webinar discussion …

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Enrollment is Open for the National PTA School of Excellence Program

Whether you are looking to step-up your PTA’s involvement in school improvements or something meaningful is happening between your PTA and school that deserves recognition, you will soon have a new opportunity to make a substantial, positive impact on school and student success. National PTA has rejuvenated the School of Excellence program to help PTAs strengthen the family-school partnership and make measurable progress together in one of three areas: Education Health and safety Arts and cultural exploration At a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for …

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Scholarship Grants for Children with Disabilities Bill Becomes Law

Governor McCrory recently signed House Bill 269 Children with Disabilities Scholarship Grants into law.  This law creates a new scholarship for children with special needs.  Those selected will receive tuition up to $3,000 per semester for reimbursement of private school tuition and special education and related services, including services provided to home schooled students.  Students must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply: a. Requires an Individualized Education Plan; b.  Receives special education or related services on a daily basis; c. Has not been placed in a nonpublic school or facility by a public agency at public expense; …

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NFL, National PTA Join Forces on Youth Health and Fitness

The NFL and National PTA will launch a nationwide partnership on youth health and fitness this fall. The “Back to Sports” initiative will help PTA leaders across the country educate their communities on youth wellness—from concussion education to NFL PLAY 60 tips on nutrition and staying active. Local PTAs will plan “Back to Sports Nights,” engaging parents and community leaders on ways to help their kids stay safer and healthier as they head back to the sports field this fall. Read the press release about the initial partnership announcement, which was made at the National PTA Convention in Cincinnati.

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