Associations (PAs) are the main way for
parents to get involved in their childrenís schools.
Parent Associations are school-based
organizations open to all parents, foster
parents, and legally appointed guardians of
The PA helps
parents become involved in their childrenís
education, share ideas, and enrich their school
communities. While the specific roles of PAs vary,
among their responsibilities are electing parent
members to serve on School Leadership Teams
and Community Education Councils, conducting
outreach to get other parents involved in school
life, and supporting school activities like
Parent-Teacher Conferences, open houses,
curriculum nights and District Family Day events.
Each PA develops its own bylaws, elects
officers, and holds regular meetings.
State Education Law, Section 2590, every New York
City public school is required to form a Parent
Association. All PA/PTA bylaws must comply with the
current Chancellorís Regulation A-660.