So, You've Been Elected as a Brand-New (or Veteran!) President - What's Next?
Serving as a PTA (or PTSA!) president isn't just a big job - it's a multi-faceted job, too. As the president, you are the glue that ties everyone together, and keeps them focused on the purpose of the PTA.
Remember, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity, PTA projects and programs must be in line with the purpose of the organization. An easy way to stay within our purpose as an organization is to ask this question whenever the PTA is considering a program or project:
"Is this going to directly benefit our children and families?"
If the answer to the question is "No." then that project or program probably isn't something the PTA should be handling. It doesn't mean it's a bad idea; it just means it's a better idea for another group or organization.
That's why the position of the president is so important - you are the glue that holds everyone together and keeps the focus on the children - no matter what happens!
Dos and Don'ts for the PTA/PTSA President