PTA Council (PTAC)
The Alexandria PTA Council (PTAC) is a great venue for city-wide networking, idea exchange, fact-finding and staying involved. The PTAC is the advocacy voice for all of our children all of the time — not just one grade, one school, or one side of town. We have a close working relationship with the superintendent and school board members who listen to us and share breaking news with us. Every PTA president (or authorized delegate) is a voting member of the PTAC. PTAC leaders are available to assist school PTA leaders with issues like bylaws revisions, budget and finance questions, the Reflections program, and membership reporting. The PTA "chain" is as follows: school PTA, Alexandria PTA Council, Northern Virginia District PTA, Virginia PTA, National PTA.
The PTAC sponsors the Summer Camp Fair and conducts the Reflections program at the city-wide level. PTAC receives income from dues paid by each PTA ($0.25 per member) and fees paid by exhibitors at the camp fair. The majority of PTAC expenses are for the Reflections awards reception and the PTA Scholarship through the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.
The PTAC relies on leaders who have a passion for children's issues. The executive board includes a president, president elect, secretary, treasurer, VP for programs, VP for communications, reflections chair, camp fair chair. ANY PTA member (not only current or past PTA presidents) may serve as an officer or committee chairperson on the PTA Council.
The latest PTAC documents and information are located at www.AlexVaPTAC.org. Site includes details for meeting schedules, PTA and PTAC Officers, Reflections, and Camp Fair.
PTA Council meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month in the Minnie Howard Media Center, beginning at 7 p.m. Meetings for the foreseeable future of 2020-21 will be held virtually. The latest meeting schedule is on the PTAC Website.