Kentucky PTA was chartered in 1918 as a state affiliate of the National PTA. We celebrated our 90th anniversary in 2008 and will celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2018. Kentucky PTA is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501 ( c ) (3) charitable association registered with the Internal Revenue Service as an education organization. The vision, mission and values of PTA are:
PTA Vision - Making every child's potential a reality.
PTA is A powerful voice for all children,
A relevant resource for families and communities, and
A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.
Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.
PTA Purposes: Historical goals of PTA
To promote the welfare of the 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.