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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.

Awards

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. That means that you've got to visit this site and download and complete the required form.

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2016-2017 Proposed Slate of Officers

President - Robin DeVault

VP Leadership - Jennifer Wiezorek

VP Areas & Regions - Tina Young

VP Organization - Melissa Auker

VP Advocacy - Mindy Taylor

Treasurer - Marneese Mitchell

Secretary - Pamela Bradford

Persons who may be interested in any of these positions are invited and encouraged to run from the floor.  Candidates must submit written intention to run from the floor to the President no later than midnight, May 19, 2016.  Signed letters of intent should be emailed to Robin DeVault at [email protected]  Per our Bylaws, all candidates must have previously served either on County Council or in an elected position at a local unit.

The purpose of this training is to assist school staff members, community partners and parents with recognizing signs and symptoms of mental health distress to help at-risk youth ages 12-18. Attendees will be trained to connect students to appropriate school-based staff to receive support, intervention, and referrals to outside agencies as needed.

Dates: Location:

February 23, 26, or 29

March 4, 9, or 10

April 5, 12, 14, or 29

May 4 or 6

Aparicio-Levy Technical College
10119 E. Ellicott Street 
Tampa, FL 33610


The training is one day from 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Participants must attend all eight hours of training to receive certification. For more information or to register for an upcoming training, contact:


Cindi L. Wright, MSW
813-233-3335
[email protected]

Nominating Do's and Don'ts

February 24, 2016

It's time to start looking for people to serve on your Executive Committee next year. Check out the following tips to ensure your PTA's nominating process runs smoothly.
Choosing the Nominating Committee

First and foremost, read your bylaws! Article VI includes guidance for nominating. A nominating committee is elected by your general membership at least one month prior to your elections. Your committee should have an odd number of people. Any current paid member of your PTA is eligible to serve. The current PTA President may not be a member of the committee. 
Nominating Committee Do's

Your nominating committee is ready to go. What's next? Here's a list of proper practices.
  • Meet as soon as possible so you have time for future meetings as needed.
  • Elect a chair per your bylaws.
  • Set rules of the committee at the beginning of the first meeting.
  • Carefully study the skills, qualifications and interview questionnaire of potential candidates before presenting their name as a nominee.
  • Check your membership list! All candidates must be PTA members.
  • The committee chair calls the nominee for their consent to nominate.
  • All committee discussion is confidential.
  • Sign the nominating report if you agree with the nominees.
  • Members of the committee may be nominated for office.
  • Keep all documentation and destroy everything when the slate is complete. Do not save a candidate's paperwork for the following year.
Nominating Committee Don'ts

We all make mistakes! Read over this list to avoid common errors in the nominating process. 
  • Don't submit a candidate's name because of friendship. Always look at skills and qualifications to perform duties specific to the office.
  • Don't nominate someone with the idea of getting him/her involved if there are doubts about their interest or their ability to perform the duties of the office.
  • Don't accept an office for the title only.
  • Don't make public your interviewing questionnaire and responses or other documentation.
There's a lot more to know about nominating! Click the button above to see complete guidance for your Nominating Committee.
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Tell Us Your PTA Story!

February 19, 2016

The Florida PTA wants to hear your story! They want to know why PTA membership matters to you. Video tape, draw a picture, write up your story. You joined the PTA -- now tell us why. Send all entries to [email protected]