PRESIDENT’S LETTER- JUNE 2015

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Here we are in June and the Council and most of our PTAs are coming to the end of the fiscal year.  That means that new boards will start to get to work on all of the great things PTA does.  This is my last president letter of the term.  I have really enjoyed my two  years working with all of our PTAs and I look forward to continue the work as council Parliamentarian next year.  Though she really needs no introduction, I would like to welcome Celeste Bobryk-Ozaki as 2015-2017 SDUCPTA President.  Celeste has been the Legislative VP for council for the last two years as well as the lead on the Smart From The Start Energy Balance program.   I know that she will be a great leader for San Diego Unified and I look forward to our next two years.

It is LCAP update time in San Diego Unified.   The new LCAP draft should be published any day now.  Keep looking to Sandi.net  for the latest.  I encourage you to talk with your principal, your teachers, and your children about what is going well at your school and what needs improvement.  Please inform your parents about this opportunity so that each school can be its best.  The Local Control Funding formula will fail without parent input.  If you have any school funding or budget questions, please contact the Council.

Compliance Reminders.
May 1 was a big due date for PTA units.   Please make sure you have submitted the following to council.  If you are in need of assistance for any of these items, please let us know.

  • Historian Reports are due to council.
  • 2015/2016 Board rosters are due. If you use PTA EZ for your roster, please let us know that as well.  If you have not yet turned in your roster, a letter will be going out to you as well as the school principal outlining the fact that if you do not have a board by the end of the fiscal year, your PTA will cease to have an executive board and cannot do business.  The PTA Council r District will need to assist with your election meeting in the new fiscal year.
  • Dues increase will begin July 1. There will be a $0.75 increase for membership after the end of June.  The dues increase was adopted at the state convention last year.  This should be considered when you are planning your 2015/2016 budgets.  We will update our remittance forms and be available to help during the transition.

Call us now if you are in need of help.

Thank you,
Derby Pattengill
president@sdcouncilpta.org
619 322-1416

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