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
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“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
At the 15th District PTA Back to School Back to PTA Conference on Oct. 13, we voted on proposed changes to our bylaws. The reason for these changes was to add a “president-elect” position to the board, and to outline the duties of this new position.
Questions: Contact 15th District PTA at 15thDistrictPTA.President@gmail.com or (502) 671-9451 cell phone for Heather Wampler, President.