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Benefits of Membership

To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

About Us

Celebrating 90 years of advocating for children in Hillsborough County. Established in 1924 and organized under the authority of the Florida PTA, the Hillsborough County Council of PTA/PTSA is a team of volunteers dedicated to strengthening local PTAs and PTSAs in Hillsborough County, helping them to work more effectively on behalf of the children in their schools and communities.

Together, we form a strong, unified voice on behalf of the children in Hillsborough County.


The Hillsborough PTA presents a number of different awards every year. However, in order to win one of our awards you have to apply for it. Please visit HCCPTA Awards Information to find out more! We can't want to hear about the oustanding work you are doing in your schools and communities! 

News Feed

The recording for ONLINE Movie and Q & A - SCREENAGERS NEXT CHAPTER- Presented By Hillsborough County Council PTA/PTSA is now available to watch. Please share with your members & friends. This link is live for the next 2 weeks.

Webinar details:

About Hillsborough County Council PTA/PTSA Brings You: Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills For Stress Resilience Join us for an ONLINE LIVE STREAMING Interactive Community Movie Screening and Discussion! The program is 1 HR 45 MIN. The movie is 60 minutes, followed by a 45 minute Q & A with Dr. Wendy Rice of Rice Psychology Group

This event is best viewed from a computer using Chrome or Firefox.

With COVID-19 giving many of us downtime at home with our families, we invite you to take this opportunity to attend our online interactive community discussion. We will use the movie "Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills For Stress Resilience" as a starting point for an online interactive discussion about how we help teens build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. High stress, anxiety, and depression are experienced by millions of young people. This film follows physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age. View the trailer and more at:

*This should be considered only as a last resort option as an in-person general meetings are still recommended as the most effective way to allow for members to fully participate and have their voices heard. Before scheduling an electronic general association business meeting, county councils and local units should carefully consider if the business to be transacted may be postponed to a later date as well as the complexity of conducting an electronic general association business meeting.

Virtual Meeting and Election Guidelines through June 30, 2020

Before scheduling a virtual meeting, determine what PTA business is required at this time. Elections may only be conducted via virtual meeting.

Like an in-person meeting, the virtual meeting should be for the purpose of making reports to the membership and conducting PTA business. It should include approval of prior meeting minutes, presenting financial, executive board, and committee reports, as well as voting on items such as budget

amendments, approval of the 2020-2021 budget, and elections.

While the President is conducting the meeting, other Executive Board members should be prepared to do their part to protect the rights of members, capture voting, and keep the meeting running smoothly.

Getting Started

Find a platform or app for hosting the meetingSet up your account.

Before the membership meeting, practice using the platform or app with your Executive Board.

Meeting Script

To ensure that elections are carried out according to the Florida PTA COVID- 19 procedures, use the virtual meeting script provided. The script includes all steps necessary to conduct a virtual meeting, promote transparency, and protect membership voting rights. The virtual meeting script is provided in two formats (script and table) within the document. Please use the one most

convenient format for your use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through the Virtual Meeting FAQs for answers to many of your questions.

Meeting Responsibilities (Before and During)

Executive Board

Review meeting rules. Make the following decisions:

How many days prior to the meeting will people be able to join the PTA, in

order to vote on PTA business? Florida PTA requires people to join a

minimum of 30 days prior to the election/annual meeting to vote on PTA

business/officer election.
How will candidates run from the floor? The PTA can choose to:

• Only accept notice of intent to run from the floor received at least 5 days prior to the meeting,
• Allow candidates wishing to run from the floor to state that intention in the meeting, or

• Both.
ow will minutes from the last meeting be approved?

Provide President input on the Agenda
Determine which Executive Board members can complete the following tasks:

Create a registration system for attendees.

Create electronic ballots that allow for anonymous voting.

 Serve as teller should there be a contested election. This includes emailing

the ballot to members in attendance, opening and closing the form, monitoring

voting time, and reporting the results.

If you have a responsibility listed here and cannot fulfill it, let the President know as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.


Chair the meeting using the provided script.

Make sure you have all of the meeting responsibilities covered. Ensure you have enough help in the background so that you can focus on chairing the meeting.


Before the meeting

Notify members through regular electronic channels, at least 10 days prior to the meeting.

Make sure you have the complete and current membership list, including

those who joined after meeting notice.

Verify membership of registered attendees.
Send members and approved guests instructions on how to join the meeting.

Send members any necessary meeting documents (Agenda, Meeting Rules, Financials, Minutes, explanation of voting process).

Beginning of the meeting

During the meeting


Appointed Executive Board Member

Verify all in attendance are members or approved guests.

Take minutes as normal.
Present minutes from last meeting for approval.


Present financial report.
Present any budget amendments, if necessary.


Present 2020-2021 budget, if necessary.

Act as the teller in the event of a contested election including sending ballots to membership, opening and closing the ballot, monitor voting time, review votes, and communicate results of vote.

Membership VP/Chair


Make sure you have given the Secretary the complete and current membership list, including those who joined after meeting notice.

Review the virtual meeting script and be familiar with the meeting rules and the election process to help the President, if necessary.

Time candidate speeches.

Nominating Committee Chair (if a nominating committee was elected

and finished its work)

Join HCCPTA President, Damaris Allen for a Facebook Live on HCCPTA FB page, April 7th at 4pm to discuss the Guidelines for PTA Meetings During the Coronavirus Outbreak and any questions local units may have.

RSVP Here: