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

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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
[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]

PTA Take Your Family to School Week National PTA's Take Your Family to School WeekFebruary 15-19, 2016 — will celebrate PTAs, families and schools working together to support your student rock star.

How will your PTA Rock during Take Your Family To School Week?

  • Decide The Key Elements of Your Event
  • Recruit Your Team
  • Promote Your Event Using PTA’s Template Tools
  • Say “Thank You” and Celebrate Your Events' Success

Want more information?

Check out the National PTA website by clicking here.