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Goal I.  We will lead unified efforts to advocate and support legislation at the local, state and national levels for the needs of all children.  We will coordinate and prioritize the local unit’s concerns and needs.  Positions on issues can be taken directly by the Board of Directors or, upon membership approval, by PTAs in Harford County.  Issues will be presented to the membership.  

Goal II.
 We will be a clear, positive and cohesive support resource for local units.  We will provide initial and ongoing training and support at the council and local levels for parents, students, teachers, and the community in the areas of advocacy, leadership, and legislation.

Goal III.
  We will communicate relevant information in a timely manner emphasizing website, email, newsletter, courier, and social networks.

Goal IV.
  We will notify all local units of every opportunity to represent HCCPTA within the organization and throughout the community.  We will share written notification of vacancies to local unit presidents in a timely manner with a response requested.  A list of interested persons will be reviewed and selections will be published.

Goal V.
 We will prioritize the council budget according to the HCCPTA goals and objectives.

Goal VI.
  We will advocate for increased involvement in PTA.  We will recruit additional local units and provide tools to aid all Harford County local units with increasing PTA membership.

Last updated August 9, 2022

Goal I.  We will participate in at least two countywide events throughout the year.

Goal II.
  We will assign concerns to appropriate individuals for research, reporting, and resolution.

Goal III.
  We will continue to improve communications in a timely manner through:

  • Written and electronic notice of meeting times, dates, and locations to Board of Directors, local representatives, and other relevant parties
  • Newsletters
  • Public relations
  • Meetings with the Superintendent of Harford County Public Schools
  • Mentoring local officers
  • Refreshing our web presence
  • Social Media
  • Organizing and participating in in-person and/or virtual meetings and trainings

Goal IV.
  We will strengthen advocacy by increasing our presence in the community through:

  • Joining/participating in/with area organizations
  • Appointing representatives to BOE/HCPS and community liaison positions
  • Increasing membership in PTA
  • Presenting HCCPTA and/or Board of Directors’ position statements at public forums

Goal V.
  We will strengthen leadership relationships with locals by:

  • Mentoring local officers.
  • Continuing local unit outreach
  • Providing team building opportunities
  • Providing training sessions and information resources
  • Encouraging and fostering diversity and inclusion efforts throughout PTA
  • Help local PTA units maintain their fiduciary and legal responsibilities
  • Enhance outreach to all locals as Free State PTA continues to rebuild

Goal VI.
  We will impact the legislative process by:

  • Increasing awareness of the importance of participating in the local, county, and state government process 
  • Increasing knowledge and participation in legislative and educational issues as identified by HCCPTA and its membership
  • Providing post legislative wrap-up via meetings, newsletter, and/or other electronic and social media

Goal VII.
 We will strengthen the HCPS Board of Education and HCPS staff awareness and participation in PTA.

The Harford County Council of PTA, Inc. (HCCPTA) serves local PTAs and their 40,000 students, families, staff, and community members.

Established in 1939, the Harford County Council of PTAs serves as a resource for local PTA leaders in Harford County. Our mission is to provide guidance, support, and training through advocacy based activities to all local PTA leaders. We serve as a liaison between the local unites and Maryland PTA

HCCPTA is a 100% volunteer-based organization. We partner with Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) and seek parent representatives for task forces and committee. Through our website, Facebook page and email, we provide school system information and state actions. We encourage community participation in HCPS workshops and events, HCPS Board of Education, Harford County Council and County Executive meetings.