PTSA News

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

On Thursday, April 25 at the TECHS Cafeteria, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, nominations and elections for the Officers of the PTSA will be held.

The Nominating Committee has chosen to offer the entire slate of officer positions to be open to nominations (for self or others) to the membership.  This is the link to the Nominating Committee Report.  

If you choose to self-nominate or nominate someone else, you must be a member and so must the nominee.  There will be a specific request for nominations by Officer position.  After you make the nomination, the nominee should be prepared to offer their background and interest in serving that position.

Membership to the PTSA may be immediately accepted at the meeting with completed form and payment.  Please review the membership requirements, and the actual form to sign-up:    English Español.

Qualifications for a PTA officer:

  • Be knowledgeable about and adhere to the Vision, Mission, Purposes and basic policies of PTA.
  • Be willing to attend continuing training for PTA.
  • Be experienced in PTA or other organizational work.
  • Have a sense of justice and fairness.
  • Exhibit enthusiasm for PTA.
  • Be willing to make PTA a high priority in his or her schedule.

Officer duties are shown in following links:

President & Vice President            Secretary            Treasurer

In April, 2019, members of the PTSA met and brainstormed about how to develop the organization more fully. One of the outcomes of this was the establishment of these committees: communications, fundraising, outreach, environmental, community engagement, safety/security/health, and college/career. We also provided breakfast for teachers and staff administering End of Course exams.

In March, 2019, the PTSA assisted the PTA in receiving a $500 mini-grant from AUSTIN Council of PTAs to support the purchase of band instruments for Travis students. In addition to this grant, PTSA raised another $1000 for the purchase.

We organized and sponsored 2 student dances this year, purchased spirit items,
supported parents to attend an African-American leadership conference, procured items donated to the PE Department, helped with beautification day, sponsored faculty appreciation events, and helped support graduating seniors.