The 15th District PTA votes to support the JCPS Tax Increase that will be on the ballot on November. See our page for more details. http://15thdistrictpta.org/jcps-proposed-tax-increase/
Dear Louisville PTA/PTSA Leaders,
Kentucky PTA is aware of the newspaper articles in the Courier Journal that was published last week about PTA. Kentucky PTA will be making a statement; however, we want to make sure that our attorney as well as National PTA has time to review it and offer changes/suggestions.
In the meantime, Kentucky PTA along with 15th District PTA, wants you to understand that we support each and every one of you. We see the amazing things that you are doing at your school and across the city. We see and appreciate all your hard work and dedication. It does not go unnoticed. Please do not let anyone bring you down.
There is a saying that “Data is like a bikini, what is shown, is revealing, what isn’t shown, is vital”. The “data” doesn’t show the amazing things that was done. The article didn’t know the struggle some PTA’s had, or the advocacy that was done at all schools. It does not show the events that were held for little to no cost to the PTA and or their families. We see and know what isn’t shown with the data.
We have also been notified of an open records request asking for last year’s original budget (what you submitted to your general membership to approve, not your actual vs budgeted), officers list, and this year’s financial review. All of them should have already been turned into your principal as they are required by KDE, yearly. If you haven’t already, please do so at this time. Kentucky PTA has an emergency board meeting schedule to discuss this concern further.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your district leadership, or you are always welcome to contact the Kentucky PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-226-6607.
Always keep in mind that there is no wrong way to PTA, and this year is going to look different from years in the past. Don’t get discouraged. We are all here to support you.
JCPS Forum – tomorrow – Submit your questions.
We have posted the PTA Advocacy Workshop Resources and Power Point to our PTA Advocacy Page or you can access them here.
Virtual General Membership Meetings
JCPS will start school with Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) – Find out more about this here – https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/preparing-for-start-school
Is your contact information up to date – Please check this page to get updates from JCPS via text and e-mail – https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/departments/communications/monday-memo/jcps-urging-families-update-contact-information
JCPS is holding 2 Focus Groups on the new Student Assignment Plan Proposal
7/7 at Camp Edwards (731 S Hancock St, Louisville, KY 40203)
7/9 at Central HS (1130 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40203)
There will be repeating sessions throughout the day, but they can only have 30 people in each session for social distancing, and they need time for cleaning in between sessions.
YOU HAVE TO REGISTER!!
You will need to use the following form
or call Sandy @ 502-313-5987 to schedule your slot.
15th District PTA is unveiling a new program called PTA CARES. Please check out website pages for more information and how to become join us.
Dear PTA Leaders,
We hope this letter finds everyone doing well and staying healthy. As we all try to navigate this uncharted waters, and learn our new “normal” for the time being, the 15th District PTA board wanted to share with you some of the resources that have been shared over the past couple weeks. We thought it might be helpful to place as many resources in one location.
If we can help you in anyway, please feel free to reach out to us, we are happy to help if we can. We all in this together. Please share these resources with your families in your PTA!
15th District PTA
To read the full letter with important information including CAP, learning resources, health services, and community resources.
MARCH 23, 2020
MEMO: Kentucky State PTA Guidelines During the Coronavirus Pandemic
TO: Kentucky PTA Unit, District PTA Leaders
FROM: President Heather Wampler
We know that many of you have concerns about how to conduct PTA/PTSA meetings given the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. At Kentucky State PTA (KY PTA), we appreciate your concern about keeping all of our PTA/PTSA families and members safe during this time. As we continue to monitor the situation, we have been asked what guidance we can provide regarding PTA/PTSA meetings and events.
Guidance on Executive Board/Board of Manager/Committee Meetings
Our bylaws allow for Executive Board/Board of Manager/Committee meetings to be held via telephone or video conferencing as long as all of the members are able to hear each other. If a member cannot hear or be heard then that meeting could be sanctioned invalid.
Guidance on Association General Meetings
All local unit PTA/PTSAs in Kentucky should not hold an in-person General PTA/PTSA meeting or PTA/PTSA event while your school district is closed. We understand that you may not meet your quota of General Meetings for the year, however you should have had the majority of your meetings by this point.
Please pay any outstanding bills that are due or past due. At this time with school not being in session we ask that you hold off on any spending for the remainder of the time that school districts are being closed. IF you need to make a purchase please make sure it is in your budget and had previously been approved by your General Membership. We ask that you be responsible please.
PTA or PTSA Election
Elections are not allowed to be conducted via telephone, video conferencing absentee ballots thru the mail or any online voting system; this needs to be done at a in person meeting which cannot happen at this time. Positions cannot be appointed by the current board or school administration. They must be elected by the General Membership. Please note if this is NOT an election year for your PTA/PTSA because you will be serving the 2nd year of your 2-year term, you will not need to hold an election. The Kentucky PTA Executive Board is giving an extension for schools that bylaws state elections were to be held in March, April, May, or June 2020; they have until September 30, 2020 to hold their election to still comply with the bylaws. You must follow everything with the nominating committee and including your entire school membership.
Kentucky Department Education (KDE) will be giving us direction for the process for parent elections; if we do not return to school by the time your bylaws (SBDM bylaws) state they are to be held.
The due date for Financial Reviews is July 15, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year. However, with school being potentially closed we request that when you can safely return to your school building as instructed by your school district, local public health, and get the information needed to complete the review. We will monitor this and continue to give more instruction.
Please continue to work with your local public health officials to determine when the outbreak has ended in your local community and when the community is able to safely have meetings and events.
Your personal health and the health of your family is important.
Kentucky State PTA Convention scheduled July 17-19, 2020 has been canceled in its entirety and will not be rescheduled for 2020. In light of canceling this important event that offers so much training we will begin to work on training opportunities and share with you details within the upcoming months. Please remember we are always here to help your PTA/PTSA.
President of Kentucky PTA
We have created a page with e-learning resources for our families. This have everything from online programs, reading programs, STEM, Art, Online Access, and even virtual tours of museum, zoos, and aquariums.
15th District PTA wants to make sure that all of our families are safe during this time. We are cancelling this Saturday’s (3/14/20) event at the Main Library. We will keep you informed if the other events will be cancelled as soon as we know. Please keep you and your families safe.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps families with their nutritional needs such as food. This program is wonderful but does have limitation. SNAP does not cover any hygiene products such as soap.
15th District PTA has decided to add this to our offering for our families that come to our Clothing Assistance Program (CAP). While this seems like a small thing to offer – it will be a big help to our families.
If you would like to donate new soap, gently used clothing, volunteer, or give a monetary donation to CAP please see our website at 15thdistrictpta.org/CAP
Find your next fundraiser – or partner for family night!
If you want to be a vendor – here is also where you find the info.
Join Us on the following dates:
Saturday March 14th 10am-12pm @ Main Library
Tuesday April 7th 6-8pm @ Southwest Library
Thursday April 16th 6-8pm @ Northeast Library
Saturday May 23rd 1-3pm @ South Central Library
Don’t forget to apply for awards from 15th District PTA.
Scholarship information found at http://15thdistrictpta.org/programs/scholarships
Prepare for the 2019-2020 School Year
- PTA Compliance Training
- MemberHub Training
- Treasurer Training
- President Roundtable
Light food will be provided!
Click on date to register on eventbrite!
More training and links at
Summertime is all about camping, swimming, and hanging out with friends. Let’s keep up the learning also – join us at the Community Jamboree as we give you some tools to combat that pesky summer slide!
We will also have balloon artist, face painting, and more information!
Sunday, July 14th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Riverside-Farnsley Moremen Landing at the Community Jamboree and the Ice Cream Social!!!
The form can be found at KY PTA’s website at
This video is two years old – but the process is the same. Please note the July 10th training mentioned at the end is not for this year. 🙂
Check it out here! https://youtu.be/aZFIRNifxgU
Please join us at the Community Jamborees. Great time and information for all our families.
Join us for some fun, food, and a celebration of our PTA/PTSA!!
Here is what the ballot will look like for those who are voting in today’s election. Remember the polls open at 4:00 pm and close at 6:45 pm at Louisville Central Community Center.
We have all the details and even FAQ on our Election Page.
We’re celebrating your PTA/PTSA accomplishments this year in a new way.
Join us May 7, 2019 for our annual awards banquet.
Join us for a festive banquet with student performances, awards, and a chance to showcase your school spirit.
Reservations are $40 a person and must be received by Tuesday, April 30.
All reservation requests must include a check made payable to 15th District PTA.
Guests are encouraged to wear school colors and spirit wear and will receive a celebratory pom-pom upon arrival. For more information, call (502) 485-7450.
RSVP at Awards Banquet
Notification Date: March 21, 2019
Date of Meeting: April 22, 2019
Location: CB Young Conference Room at 3001 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209 Please enter the left side of the building thru security by the handicap ramp. The front doors will be locked.
Time – Doors open at 5:45 pm and meeting will start at promptly at 6:15 pm.
Visit our special page for more information
PTA Officer Slate Announced for the 2019-2021 Term
Vice President 1
Vice President 2
Vice President 3
Bobbi Jo Kingery
Vice President 4
Vice President 5
Thank you to everyone who applied to be on the 15th District PTA Board. These are the only positions that will be elected at our May 7th Banquet
If you would still like to be on the board – we have several chairman positions that are open.
If you would like to run from the floor for one of the elected positions above-please email Autumn Neagle at email@example.com by April 8, 2019.
No other nominations from the floor will be accepted past April 8, 2019 in compliance with our bylaws.
Registration requested but not required
Interested in joining 15th District PTA. We are now accepting nominations for our election in May. Fill out our nomination form today!.
Save the date for a wonderful vendor fair and training opportunities. We will have vendors that will showcase their products and programs that you can use in your schools or for your fundraisers.
We will also have training opportunities. More info to come later.
March 14, 2019
Waggener High School Gym
3:30 – 7:30 pm
Detailed schedule to follow.
Join us on March 14th as we have our Vendor Fair at Waggener High School Gym. Please download the registration form and join us to show our PTA/PTSA and other interested groups about your products.
KY PTA is asking for student design submissions for the the KY PTA Pin for National Convention. National PTA Convention will be in Louisville Kentucky in 2020 and the pin will be given out at National Convention this year. Click the links before for the information and the form to submit your design.
Now you can apply for all of 15th District PTA Awards on-line. Check it out!
You will be missed! Thank you for your service to our children!
Don’t forget to vote!
If you missed our School Board Candidates Forum and you want to see it
It is on Facebook or on YouTube.
Here is the link to the YouTube Channel Videos!
District 3 – –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRL6d03qigs’
District 6 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Knyc-W9VLc
Join us this Thursday!!
Ask your questions!
Join us on Wednesday, October 10th
3912 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40211
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
PTA Community Board Training !
September 10, 2018
6:00 pm at Bon Air Library
2816 Del Rio Place, 40220
Hope to see you there!!
We are doing a Reflections Workshop – Please join us.
Wednesday Sept. 5
12 noon to 1 p.m.
Southwest Regional Library – 9725 Dixie Highway
Wednesday, Sept. 5
5 to 6 p.m.
Middletown Library – 200 North Juneau Drive
Wednesday, August 22nd
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Highland/Shelby Park Library
in Mid City Mall at
1250 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
Here is a video we made last year – it is the same process. Please check it out.
15th District PTA is looking for 2 parent volunteers to be on the Selection Committee of the Racial Equity Policy. The selection committee will be responsible for developing and conducting an application process to establish the membership of the Advisory Council for the Equity and Race Advisory Council. This will be a short-term commitment but a highly important one. The meeting times are not scheduled as of yet and the two parents chosen will need to meet with the other 8 other members – so a flexible schedule is advised. Meetings will start in June.
Please click on the nomination form link below to fill out the nomination form.
15th District Parent Teacher Association (PTA) believes that every voice should be heard when we talk about education. We also believe that the strongest voices are the ones who are directly involved in the education process: teachers, administrators, students, and parents. These voices are being threatened with a takeover by the state of Kentucky. When the audit began, it was clear that changes were needed at Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), but since that time significant changes have occurred. JCPS has shown it is willing to make changes that will improve our school system. A state takeover would not only hurt the momentum of these changes within the district but also silence the input of community stakeholders. 15th District PTA supports JCPS and stands united with JCPS against a state takeover.
The Evangeline j. Sansome Scholarship Applications are due March 15th!
If you are a senior and a member of your PTSA – you may qualify for a scholarship. Click here for the application and more information.
Did you PTA have an awesome program or project? Do you have a volunteer who is outstanding? Was your membership campaign awesome this year? If so – tell us about it. We give awards away at our banquet in May for volunteers, programs, projects, membership campaigns, social media, newsletters, website, male involvement, and advocacy. Check out all the award applications here.
Be an advocate and tell JCPS
what you want in a superintendent.
Here is the link to the survey.
Please join us at 4 public forums.
Area residents also may provide input in person by attending an upcoming public forum. The Q&A-style meetings are an opportunity for the public to meet and hear from the finalists.
All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. Scheduled public meetings include:
- Town Hall Forum
Thursday, Jan. 25, Central High School
1130 W. Chestnut St.
- Student Q&A Forum
Monday, Jan. 29, Gheens Auditorium
4425 Preston Hwy. (adjacent to Louisville Male High School)
- Town Hall Forum
Tuesday, Jan. 30, Ballard High School
6000 Brownsboro Road
- Town Hall Forum
Thursday, Feb. 1, Pleasure Ridge Park High School
5901 Greenwood Road
Check out our website for more information
Please see the following video of our president being interviewed on 07/28/17 on WHAS TV.
You can also go to the following site to sign up. Be a part of our children’s future.
The 15th District Parent Teacher Association Back-to-School Clothing Blitz will be held at 319 S. 15th Street from Monday, July 31, through Saturday, August 5.
All JCPS families in need are eligible to participate. Students will receive a new uniform, and families may shop the gently used clothing at the 15th District PTA’s Clothing Assistance Program. There will be information booths, and all children will receive a free lunch, courtesy of JCPS School and Community Nutrition Services. To register for the event, contact your child’s school and ask about signing up for the 15th District PTA’s Clothing Blitz.
Here are some of the pictures from the awards dinner. For the complete album please visit:
If you do not have access to Facebook and need a certain photo please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 413-1639
Please be advised the financial review form has changed please use this form to do your financial review.
Please use the following forms:
nomination for parent (PDF)
nomination for parent rep super screening 2017 (Microsoft Word)
We have received information of some changes to the requirements to the 2017-2018 fundraising form and a change in the due date. All fundraising forms MUST be turned into the District Superintendent on or before May 22,2017. local units must check with their principal’s to find out the date they want this years forms to be turned into them. Also the from we have been using has changed and the correct form can be found below. If you have already turned in your fundraising form please check with your principal to make sure your unit dose not need to resubmit before the deadline. Remember if you do not turn in your fundraising form before the deadline you will not be able to hold a fundraiser for the 2017-2018 school year.
Here is the From the Ground Up! fund: https://metrounitedway.
*****Attention all PTA’s and PTSA’s********
Fundraiser Approval Form Due June 1 2017
fundraiser approval form ( Click here for Word form download)
Please remember our election will take place at our annual awards banquet on May 10,2017 at the Ramada Plaza 9700 Bluegrass Parkway. please come and join us in the celebration.
The 15th District PTA was honored to be guests at Manual’s Founders Day celebration. Hear are some photos from today.
Please enjoy your digital copy of Family Matters. The 15th District PTA monthly newsletter.FamilyMattersFebOnline
R.S.V.P please click the following link:
“Harold L. Steele” $1000 Student Scholarship
This is a biennial (every two years) scholarship that is awarded in even numbered years. The scholarship is awarded for a two year period, $500 for each year, providing the recipient’s grades justify awarding the following year. Financial need, academic achievement, personal remarks, and involvement in school and community service will be considered by the selection committee.
$500 Student Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2017 )
Each year, the Kentucky PTA awards a number of $500 scholarships to deserving high school seniors from schools with PTAs/PTSAs, who plan to attend accredited colleges or universities in Kentucky and pursue a degree in educational field. Financial need, academic achievement, personal remarks, career plans and involvement in school and community service will be considered by the selection committee
$500 Teacher-Member Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2017)
Teacher scholarships are granted to Kentucky certified teachers for the purpose of obtaining credit toward a master’s degree or Rank 1. Financial need, number of dependents, personal remarks and letters of recommendation will be considered by the selection committee. The teacher must be a member of the PTA/PTSA.
$500 Parent-Member Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2017)
The Kentucky PTA will award one scholarship to a PTA or PTSA parent-member planning to attend an accredited public college or university in Kentucky and pursue an undergraduate degree in education or in a health field. Financial need, number of dependents, career plans, involvement in PTA/PTSA work, and letters of recommendation will be considered by the selection committee. The applicant must be a member of the PTA/PTSA.
This is very important legislation that will affect every student in Jefferson County and across the Commonwealth. If we do not take action as parents and families then we will lose one of our only voices in our children’s education.
Say No to BR426
The 2017 Kentucky Legislature will make important decisions about the future of school councils. The first challenge is already here: Senator John Schickel of Boone County has filed a bill (BR 426) that would give superintendents powers that currently belong to councils.
- authority to set school policies in all areas listed in the main section of the law about council roles (curriculum, instruction, extracurriculars, assignment of students and staff, school schedule, etc.)
- full authority to make personnel decisions, including principal vacancies
- ability to determine instructional materials
- authority to plan professional learning, and
- power to decide student support services.
The bill would leave principals with the responsibility to develop wellness plans and decide about educational displays in a school. Councils would become an advisory group. Continue reading
Hot off the Press!!
Our 15th District PTA December/January Newsletter has been mailed to all PTA Officers. An electronic copy of the December 2016/January 2017 Newsletter is available below for you to share with all your members.
Purchase your Reflections note cards today!
The 2014-2015 Reflections theme was “The World Would Be A Better Place If…”. And now you can send thank you notes, greeting cards, or send an entire set to someone as a gift! Click here to order.
We wanted to share an opportunity with you in case you wanted to join. 16th District PTA is hosting a town hall “Unity for Equity: A Conversation on the Importance of Family Engagement and Academic Success” tomorrow on their Facebook page (here). You do not have to reside in Lexington to participate in this town hall. Any one is welcome to attend.
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (Tomorrow)
Time: 6 PM to 7:30 PM