School is almost out and Summer is almost here!!! YEAH!!! Let’s celebrate!!
On behalf of the entire board of directors of the Wake County PTA Council –
Our mission is to unify, strengthen and promote PTA units in Wake County. It is a challenging position with 187 schools in the district and four new opening up in August!! We have done a lot this year and we are proud to serve you. We started our year off with our Summer Leadership Conference back in August and in between that time, we have answered hundreds of questions from our units, generated position statements of support for Immigration, the Teacher Rally, and finally the 2019-2020 WCPSS budget. Our Advocacy Chair, Lisa Mead, attended the National PTA Legislative Conference in March to learn more about advocating for our students and schools! In April, we helped charter PTAs at three new schools: Alston Ridge Middle School, Green Level High School and Parkside Elementary School. We hope to help charter Southeast Raleigh Elementary soon. We held our annual Night of Stars on April 25th, highlighting and recognizing some of our greatest PTA “stars”. Also, on that night, we presented the slate and voted in our new board of directors for 2019-2020. Several of our board members attended the North Carolina PTA Conference in May, with two of them presenting. And finally, we have ended the year with New Officers Training, which was held in May.
We have had a busy year, but it was a good year. I hope that we can continue to serve you – by unifying, strengthening and promoting your units. Our plans for the next year include to hold more trainings in different venues and help promote more family engagement. We are here to help you – reach out.
Thank you AGAIN for all that you do to make every child’s potential a reality, by engaging and empowering families and communities to ADVOCATE for ALL children!! Together we can do so much!!
Kassandra L. Watson
President, Wake County PTA Council
Well done Wake County Advocates! The Wake County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 on June 3 to adopt a $1.47 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020, which includes $515.9 million in operating funds to the Wake County Public School System. That is a $45 million increase from FY19. While it falls short of the $48.3 million increase requested by Superintendant Moore, it is a great improvement over the $36.5 the County Manager originally proposed.
North Carolina lawmakers are scheduled to approve a state budget, which provides the school system with about 60% of its funding.
Find your legislator here and encourage their support of public education.
Don't forget to complete your end-of-year financial review by August 31st. Find details on the financial requirements of the NCPTA here.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring Leadership Training. There were over 150 leaders in attendance representing 63 Wake County schools. If you were not able to attend, you can find the slide presentation on our website.