2017-2018 North Fulton Council Executive Committee
Co-President John Martin Elkins Pointe MS
Co-President Tunieka Brown Milton HS
Treasurer Jenny Fettes Hopewell MS, Cambridge HS
Secretary Elysa Greenwald Mountain Park ES, Crabapple MS
VP Local Unit Support Angie Dover Hopewell MS
VP Communications Barbara Halbert Milton HS
VP Legislation & Advocacy Open
VP Membership Kristen Vance Webb Bridge MS
VP Programs Kelsey Geist Hillside ES
May School of Information (SOI)
We will hold our annual position training at the Teaching Museum North on May 16 at 9a.m. Because Georgia PTA’s annual convention has been postponed, this may be your only opportunity for training before the school year begins, so please make plans to attend and send as many board members as possible. Also, training from council is free – but please RSVP through Eventbrite!
We will offer breakout sessions for:
If you have a specific training need, contact us for support!
Click on the link to read the SOA Probation sanctions as it breaks down to state constituent associations, regions/districts/councils and to local PTAs. This is intended to help all of us as we work through various awards, grants, programs and convention activities
Resolution in Support of Local Unit Governance
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WHEREAS, the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is the largest child advocacy organization in the United States; and
WHEREAS, the PTA’s mission “…to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children,” is implemented by its volunteer members; and
WHEREAS, the success of PTA’s mission is dependent upon effective engagement at the local unit level; and
WHEREAS, each local unit has unique needs which are best recognized by the local leadership, and
WHEREAS, local units – through their bylaws – have established the governance composition to best suit the needs of the community; and
WHEREAS, PTA bylaws specifically define the roles of co-presidents and co-secretaries, recognizing the benefit of sharing the high work load of these positions; and
WHEREAS, the North Fulton Council of PTAs is one of the largest in the state – both in number of local units and number of members; and
WHEREAS, the North Fulton Council of PTAs has seven (7) local units which are National PTA Schools of Excellence – and one which won the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award – recognizing their strong, successful, and effective family-school partnerships; and
WHEREAS, the proposed policy change of the Georgia PTA to eliminate co-vice presidents and limit the number of executive officers would negatively impact these and many other units around the state; and
WHEREAS, the Georgia PTA has not produced a Georgia State law or National PTA bylaw and/or policy which prohibits co-vice presidents and/or limits the size of the executive committee; and
WHEREAS, PTA is a constitutional organization and operates on the consent of its membership, Robert’s Rules of Order does not allow the board to take an action which conflicts with the assembly, unless that power is specifically permitted to the board; and
Therefore, let it be
RESOLVED, that the North Fulton Council of PTAs respectfully requests the Georgia PTA immediately provide any documentation (including contacts at National PTA) supporting the proposed policy change; and let it further be
RESOLVED, in the absence of a higher authority (state law or National PTA) requiring the changes to local unit bylaws, the Georgia PTA rescind the policy change prohibiting co-vice presidents and limiting the size of the executive committee; and be it further
RESOLVED, the North Fulton Council of PTAs requests Georgia PTA formally acknowledge the benefit of co-vice presidents, and Georgia PTA formally defines the position of co-vice presidents in the local unit bylaws; and be it further
RESOLVED, in the absence of Georgia PTA rescinding the policy, the North Fulton Council of PTAs is firm in its position that this policy change be brought to the membership for an official vote at the 2017 Georgia PTA Convention and Leadership Training; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the North Fulton Council of PTAs recognizes that local units best understand the needs of their communities and the North Fulton Council will continue to support its local units in their efforts to further the mission of PTA.
North Fulton Council PTA Reflections Exhibit 2016:
“What Is Your Story”
Congratulations to the 135 winners of our 2016 Reflections art competition, which was held at the Teaching Museum North on November 15th and 16th. We had great participation from our North Fulton Council schools – 603 entries from 37 different schools. The winners move up to the next level of competition, Georgia PTA. We should have the results back from state level around end of February. We will post those with the local school chairs and on our NFC PTA website.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered and made it all possible. Thank you to all the parents for your continued support of this wonderful PTA program. Thank you to our talented students for your participation in this program and Good Luck at the state level.
Please check out the list of 2016-17 NFC PTA Reflections Winners and Honorable Mention in Reflections tab or click the link below:
Angie Dover, NFC PTA Reflections Chair