Missouri PTA Announcement

Hello Missouri PTA Members,

In response to the health information and recommendations related to the coronavirus outbreak, many school districts have closed and suspended building access to groups that utilize their facilities. Missouri PTA knows this combined with the CDC guidelines for meetings/gatherings creates many concerns for our PTAs across the state.

I would like to address our nominating and officer election process.  The March 31 deadline for providing officer information to our state office is set in our bylaws and is a requirement of good standing.   This date cannot be changed without a bylaws amendment approved at our state convention. We understand that units/councils could be delayed in completing their election process and forwarding this information to the state office. Please be assured that Missouri PTA is sensitive to these extenuating circumstances and will support our units and councils every way
we possibly can. Once officer information is received, units’ and councils’ good standing status will be updated accordingly.

Good standing is a factor when verifying eligibility for awards, recognition, scholarships, grants, etc. The Missouri PTA Executive Committee has voted to exempt applications from the 2020-2021 officer information submission deadline of March 31. This exception will end on September 1, 2020.

An update regarding the status of the 104 th Annual State convention scheduled for May 1-3 is forthcoming. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.

This is an unprecedented situation filled with lots of questions and uncertainty for all of us especially our students. I hope that we, as PTA members will see this as an opportunity to find ways to work with our education partners to support our families.

Susan Rupert
President
Missouri PTA


Missouri PTA 2020-2022 Term Officer Nominees

The following individuals have been nominated for office for the 2020-2022 term of Missouri PTA.
 
President-Elect                                                                        Christine Kent 
Vice-President and Director of Legislation and Advocacy     Paula McKinney 
Vice-President and Director of Membership Services            Steven Cook 
Vice-President and Director of Field Services                        OPEN 
Vice-President and Director of Programs                              Angie Warner 
Vice-President and Director of Communications                   Kristina Wilmoth 
Secretary                                                                                 Stefanie Adair
Treasurer                                                                                 Sarah Day
 
According to the Missouri PTA bylaws;
Article X Section 1d, “additional nominations may be made from the floor, provided consent has been obtained from the nominee and provided that nominees running from the floor give to the state PTA president thirty (30) days notification before the beginning of the convention of their intent to.”  
Notifications must be emailed to president@mopta.org by midnight April 1, 2020.   
 
Article IX Section 3 outlines the qualifications for Missouri PTA Officers.  “Any elected or appointed officer must reside in the State of Missouri and be a member of a PTA in that officer’s local school district. If there is no local PTA in the officer’s school district, that officer must be a member of a PTA within the State of Missouri.  To be eligible for the office of president or president-elect a person must have served on the Board of Managers for two (2) terms immediately prior to assuming office.
     a. To be eligible for any other elected office a person must have served on the Board of Managers for one (1) term immediately prior to assuming office. 

December Membership Challenge

Our December membership challenge is to Give the Gift of Membership!! We can all help Unwrap A Child’s Potential when we increase our numbers to advocate for ALL students. We challenge each of our units and members to gift memberships to those parents or students who wish to be involved, but might not be able to purchase a membership. There will not be an incentive attached to this challenge, but rather we hope that everyone will pass the gift of membership onto others.

We would love to recognize each unit that participates!! E-mail membershipvp@mopta.org to let us know how your members shared their generosity with others to make a difference in the lives of children.