Westchester East Putnam Region PTA
Westchester East Putnam Region PTA is a geographical division of New York State PTA representing over 32,000 members. It is known as WEPR PTA.
Members include parents, teachers, students, school board members, administrators and others interested in working for the well-being of children and youth, through parent education and child advocacy.
Westchester East Putnam Region PTA services over 181 units and 13 councils and is committed to uniting the home, school, and community in promoting the education, health, and welfare of children, youth and families.
- Organizes and provides assistance to councils and units. Plans and conducts conferences, workshops, and schools of instruction for units and councils.
- Lobbies on PTA issues.
- Interprets PTA policies and programs.
Westchester East Putnam Region PTA’s Bylaws
PTA Mission & Purpose
Overview of PTA
“Parent-Teacher Association” and “PTA” are registered service marks of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (National PTA). Only those groups chartered by the New York State PTA are entitled to use the name “PTA”. Any other use constitutes trademark infringement.
A local PTA is a constituent organization organized under the authority of the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (the New York State PTA), a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (the National PTA).
Articles of Organization
The articles of organization of a constituent organization include (a) the bylaws of such organization and (b) the certificate of incorporation or articles of incorporation of the organization (in cases which the organization is a corporation) or the articles of association by whatever name (in cases in which the organization exists as an unincorporated association).
The mission of PTA is threefold
- To 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; and
- To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and
- To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
- To raise the standards of home life.
- To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
- To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate
intelligently in the education of children and youth.
- To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.