16th District PTA
Our mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all students. Key values include collaboration, commitment, accountability, respect, inclusivity, and integrity. The 16th District PTA represents nearly 9,000 members in Fayette County Public Schools in more than 50 PTA and PTSA chapters. PTA, a 501c(3) organization, is the largest child advocacy group in the country. (Note: The 16th District PTA is not part of FCPS.)
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and places 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 the 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.
Families and PTA members from across Lexington gather several times a year in an open forum to talk with the superintendent and other FCPS leaders about common issues in schools. We meet at 11:30 a.m. in Conference Room C at the district's central office, 701 E. Main St., unless otherwise noted.
- 2017-18: Aug. 17 | Sept. 21 | Oct. 19 | Nov. 16 | Feb. 15 | March 15 | April 19
- 2016-17: Aug. 17 | Sept. 22 | Oct. 19 | Nov. 30 | Jan. 18 | Feb. 15 | March 15 | April 20
Background and impact
PTA was founded in 1897 to right wrongs done to children. It went on to advocate for child labor laws, the establishment of the juvenile justice system, hot lunches in schools, and much more. In Kentucky, parents are represented on the SBDM councils at every school because of KY PTA. The 16th District members advocate locally and beyond.
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