Do I have to do a PTA membership for EACH of my kids who are at the school?
No, the membership is for the parent or family members who wish to participate in our meetings, voting and brainstorming.
Example: The Smith Family has 2 parents and 2 kids enrolled at the school. All wish to support the PTA, but it will really only be one parent attending meetings and voting. PTA dues are $10 per member and, of that, we give $4.50 to the district PTA to cover our dues, insurance, etc.
Option 1: If membership is paid for both parents and both kids (4 total = $40 from the family), we must give $18 to the district PTA (4 members x $4.50 each = their portion), and we keep $22 for our unit.
Option 2: If membership is paid and registered for ONE parent ($10), but they give additional monies as a donation (so still $40 total from the family), we give only $4.50 to the district PTA and keep $35.50!
As you can see, we'd much rather have your additional contributions as donations and not memberships for those who won't really participate in the meetings!
Can I still come to meetings or participate if I’m not a member or cannot afford membership?
YES! Absolutely you are welcome at our meetings and events, especially when we need additional volunteer help or baked goods to sell. HOWEVER, if you are not a member you will not be allowed to vote on motions or elections, nor hold any office or chair position.