What is the PTA?
PTA stands for Parent-Teacher Association. The National PTA is the largest and oldest non-profit, all-volunteer child advocacy organization working exclusively on behalf of all children and youth. Our PTA’s mission is threefold: to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, to assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise, protect and prepare their children, and to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this state. Some of the ways we accomplish this at Dunedin Elementary is by coordinating and financially supporting advocacy programs, teachers’ programs including books, field trips, instructional material and student recognition, and family activities that encourage family togetherness.
The PTA Budget Committee meets to analyze Dunedin's needs. In the spring, the school budget committee asks the faculty members what they feel they need based on the School Improvement Plan. The school budget committee analyzes teachers' requests and then allocates funding to meet those needs. A PTA budget hearing is held prior to the first PTA meeting to decide what will be funded. After the budget hearing, the budget chairperson presents the budget for approval at the first PTA meeting the following school year.
President - Liana Cruz
Vice President - Jennifer McCafferty
Treasurer- Kenny Craven
Secretary - Tracy Hall
Fundraising Chair - Jennifer Craven
Membership Chair – Open
PTA Phone Number: 727-738-2990