The Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations serves 189 local PT(S)As and their over 50,000 - parents, teachers and people in our community who, through advocacy, support the mission of PTA:
- to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
- to assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect children;
- and to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the nation.
Like every PTA, we are a membership driven organization:
- Every local PTA's president and two delegates each have a vote in our assembly
- Issues of concern to the membership are the focus of our monthly programs
- MCCPTA cluster coordinators serve as a link between local PTAs linked to a high school (a cluster) and the council, sharing information on issues of local and county-wide import
Our committees work with clusters, local PTAs, Montgomery County Public School staff and local, state and national sources to provide current information and make recommendations to our assembly regarding advocacy positions they may wish to adopt.
Once our membership has adopted a position, local PTAs, council officers, chairs and cluster coordinators all work to advance that position.
MCCPTA also works to strengthen each local unit by facilitating the sharing of information and experience and providing leadership training in such areas as:
There are no restrictions on membership, any person can join. To learn more about PTA, please read What is PTA? If you want to be a voice for children, contact a school near you and ask to join their PTA!