The Briarcliff PTA is a local unit organized under the authority of the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers.
‘plain language: we are governed by the State and federal PTA associations’
The Briarcliff PTA purpose is :
a) to promote the welfare of children in home, school, community, and place of worship
b) to raise the standards of home life
c) to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children,
d) to bring into closer relation the home and the school, so that parents and teachers may cooperate in the education of the children
e) to develop between the educators the public such unified efforts as will secure for all children the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.
‘plain language: to do great things for the kids’
Anyone can be a member of the BPTA by signing up and paying dues of : $20 per family or $10. for a single individual . BPTA dues first fund membership in the New York State PTA and insurance costs. Remaining funds are used to support PTA programs in the schools.
These BPTA membership dues are in addition to the class dues that may be collected by class parents for things particular to each class.
‘plain language: We need your financial support’
Our Bylaws provide that meetings of the general membership shall take place at least 3 times a year. As a matter of practice, the BPTA usually meets early Sept/October (daytime), February (evening), April (daytime), May (evening) and June (evening). The Executive Board meets monthly in a closed work session.
‘plain language: there are many opportunities to come by and get involved’
Organizational Structure of the BPTA :
Briarcliff schools have one PTA, known as the BPTA which stands for the Briarcliff PTA. The BPTA is overseen by its executive Board. People are not elected to the executive board per se, but hold a position on it because of the positions they hold within the BPTA. The Executive Board is made up of people who hold the positions of: President (s) , President elect, vice president(s), Treasurer, corresponding secretary, recording secretary, and the Co-chairs of Todd, Middle and High Schools. Then each of the three schools have their own committees with and chair people for each committee.
‘plain language: We are all one big family trying to do what ever we can to supplement our children’s education. New ideas and volunteers are always welcome!’