Parent-Teacher Association

  • PTA fall training attendees A parent-teacher association (or parent-teacher-student association) is a formal organization of community members that helps schools increase parental involvement and support. As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, National Parent Teacher Association provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child and the best tools to help their children be safe, healthy, and successful - in school and in life.
    Each year, the El Paso Council PTA hosts a fall training for local members in the district. This year the training was held at Colorado Technical University. This year, a Safe to Tell representative spoke during lunch regarding the importance of the program. Marie Lavere-Wright, Board of Education president, spoke about the upcoming mill levy override and how everyone can be involved.

    If you are interested in becoming a member of your local PTA, or would like more information, please contact Sandi Esparsen, District 49 liasion, at

Parent-Teacher Organization

  • A Parent Teacher Organization is a formal organization that consists of parents, teachers and school staff. The organization's goals may vary from organization to organization, but essentially the goals include volunteerism of parents, encouragement of teachers and students, community involvement, and welfare of students and families. It is not affiliated with Parent-Teacher Association or Parent-Teacher-Student Association. PTA is a national association of millions of members and thousands of local units that provides leadership training and staff support.