The Pinellas Education Foundation is proud to partner with the PCCPTA (Pinellas County Council Parent Teacher Association) in various projects from grants to events.
Pinellas County Council PTA is dedicated to empowering families and communities to make a difference in the education, health, and safety of children and youth.
What is PTA/PTSA?
National PTA is the oldest and largest non-profit, all-volunteer child advocacy organization working exclusively on behalf of all children and youth. PTA was founded in 1897 to meet a profound challenge to better the lives of children and youth. Today PTA has over 5 million members nationwide, with over 300,000 members in the State of Florida, including nearly 20,000 in Pinellas County. For over 100 years, PTA has continued to flourish, because it has never lost sight of the goal to change the lives of children for the better.
PTA is noncommercial, nonsectarian and nonpartisan. PTA stands for Parent-Teacher Association, and PTSA stands for Parent-Teacher-Student Association, but they really stand for much more. They stand for common aims shared by millions of Americans to promote the welfare of children and youth in the home, school, community and place of worship.
What is Pinellas County Council PTA (PCCPTA)?
The Pinellas County Council PTA (PCCPTA) is a group of local PTAs organized under the authority of the Florida Congress of Parents and Teachers (FPTA). Its main purpose is to provide leadership, serve, assist and act as a resource for local PTAs.
The Council is directed by the same objectives and basic policies as the National and Florida Congress of Parents and Teachers. We develop our programs and define our projects to fit the needs of Pinellas County. The Council offers a wide range of training, resources and coordination of efforts for its member PTAs.
The Council acts as a channel of communication by relating valuable information, instruction and news from state and national PTAs to our membership. We alert our local PTA/PTSAs to state and national plans, helping them translate these plans into programs and projects that serve the community.
Members work together for children and youth, address problems in their schools and neighborhoods, support teachers, volunteer in schools, attend workshops on parenting, and become informed on issues regarding children that may be brought before the state legislature.
If you would like information on how to join PTA, contact us:
Pinellas County Council PTA
12090 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33773