Nebraska Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Nebraska Congress of Parents and Teachers
"The Mission of the PTA is three-fold:
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect children; and
To encourage parents and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
The Objects of the PTA are:
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. The Nebraska PTA is part of the National PTA, the largest and oldest volunteer organization dedicated to the education, health, safety, and well-being of all children, teens and families. Over 7,000 parents, teachers, students, advocates, and community leaders are members of Nebraska’s more than 100 local units. The Nebraska PTA serves as a connecting link between the national organization and membership within the state. The National and Nebraska PTA dues are $4.25 combined. Local units set their own dues schedule which includes the National and Nebraska PTA portion. The local unit is the most important division of PTA/PTSA. The local unit plans its programs and activities to meet the needs of children and youth in its own school and community. Over 100 local PTA/PTSA units exist in Nebraska. "