Parent Association at MHBA
There are many ways to participate in school leadership here at MHBA.
Parent Association/Parent Teacher Association (PA/PTA)
Each New York City Department of Education school is required to have a Parent Association or a Parent Teacher Association (PA/PTA). All parents, step-parents, legally appointed guardians, foster parents and persons in parental relation are automatically members of their school’s PA/PTA.
Officers of a PA/PTA are responsible for the PA/PTA budget, events and activities. PA/PTAs can support schools by raising funds, hosting parent workshops or meetings, organizing festivals, dances or social events for families, and can help schools connect with parents through updates and volunteer opportunities.
School Leadership Team (SLT)
The School Leadership Team (SLT) provides a structure for school-based decision making and the development of a collaborative school culture. The SLT members develop educational policies for their school and align resources to those policies. SLTs provide ongoing evaluations and assessments of a school’s educational programs and their affect on student achievement. The SLT in each school is composed of an equal number of parents and staff and must meet at least once a month.
Title 1 Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
The Parents Advisory Council (PAC) nvolves parents of Title I participating students in an organized and timely manner with the planning, review and implementation of Title I programs and the joint development of the school parental involvement policy and the school-parent compact.