From The CT PTSA President - Jim Accomando
Connecticut PTSA is one of the constituent organizations of the National PTA. Our state's organization allows the flow of information from a national to local level, and vice a versa.
Connecticut PTSA exists as a source of information and support to all our local units and members. We are here to support the efforts of our members as they work for the health, education, and welfare of children and youth around the state.
Connecticut PTSA is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, established in 1900, to further the mission and objects of the National PTA. Currently, CT PTSA is comprised of over 260 units and approximately 49,000 members state-wide. Units can be found associated with individual schools or towns, on a state-wide basis such as State-Wide Title I PTA or Nutmeg State-Wide PTA, or for special interest groups such as SEPTAs (Special Education PTAs) or Early Childhood PTAs.
Other than three paid office staff, Connecticut PTSA carries out its work through its volunteers. No officer or board member is paid. These dedicated volunteers believe in furthering the mission and objects of the PTA and willingly give of their time in the service of youth and children. State leadership is drawn from throughout the state and are nominated and chosen for their abilities and dedication.
Membership is open to anyone who can support the Mission and Objects of the PTA. Members can join a state-wide group or form their individual units and councils. Unit formation assistance is available through our office. More information>>>
A unit is good standing will be one that pays its fees (currently $5.50 per member which includes $3.25 state membership and $2.25 National membership), and whose bylaws are in compliance with our state and national bylaws.
- Support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
- Assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and
- Encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the nation.