Greetings PTA/PTSA Leaders, Members, Supporters and Advocates,
I send to you this brief introduction and affirmation. As you navigate the 2017-2018 school year, be resolved in knowing District 10, encompassing Atlanta Council of PTAs, North Fulton Council and South Fulton Council, is here to provide support, guidance and assistance to PTA/PTSAs throughout Fulton County. In fulfilling this mission, I too as the District Director, am assured our collective, collaborative and purposeful service will continue to positively impact children. I am equally prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead given the nuances of issues impacting education, forward momentum of Georgia and National PTA, and the targeted needs of local units. Above all, I am mindful of the unique and integral role we each fulfill in providing one common voice for all children.
Again, it is with sincere appreciation of all your efforts that we continue to make strives at the local, council and district levels and together we will continue to do so.
Priscilla Borders, District 10 Director
District 10 Director
Fulton County/District 10 is in Northwest Georgia, and is shaded red in this map.
New information coming soon:
- A new District Board was elected.
- The new and old board has met and a transition plan is in plan
- Watch for your new District Director, Priscilla Borders, and new board members at our next district meeting, which will be held during CLT (details pending).
The entire District 10 board is up for election at our Spring Conference - 9:00 a.m. March 4, 2017 at Vickery Mill Elementary School in North Fulton Council.
All District 10 PTA members are welcome to attend. Please RSVP through Eventbrite
. You must be a member from a District 10 Local Unit and have your signed PTA card in order to vote!
The nominating committee has selected the following people to run for these positions.
- District Director - Willie Davis (SFC)
- First Assistant Director - Sondra Parham (SFC)
- Second Assistant Director - Melissa Hughley (APS)
- Secretary - Angie Dover (NFC)
- Treasurer - Christine Hall (NFC)
Please note that although the nominating committee has selected its slate of officers, nominations will also be taken from the floor. To be eligible for any position you must reside in District 10 and be a PTA member. The district director must have served at least one term as a local unit officer or council officer, prior to being elected.
Read about the positions.
The entire District 10 board is up for election at our Spring Conference - March 4, 2017 at Vickery Mill Elementary School in North Fulton Council. The nominating committee will have a slate in place by February 15. Your first step to nominate someone else or to be considered for a position on the board is to fill out the nomination form, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The committee will contact you with further instructions.
These positions are up for election:
Read about the positions.
Nominate yourself or others.
- District Director
- First Assistant Director
- Second Assistant Director
To be eligible you must reside in District 10 and be a PTA member. The district director must have served at least one term as a local unit officer or council officer, prior to being elected.
Amendment 1 - the Opportunity School District - failed, with 60% of voters supporting PTA's position. Please read the letters below from District Director Lisa Martin and Georgia PTA President Lisa-Marie Haygood.
From the Desk of Lisa Martin, District 10 Director
Dear District 10 PTA Members,
Thank you, thank you, and thank you for all you did to stop the passing of Amendment 1. Your grassroots efforts show that PTA members understand our schools. That we want to make them all effective and impactful environments for our children to learn.
While I have your attention, one of the takeaways I thought was so important when I heard it spoken by Janet Kishbaugh at the Atlanta Council PTA event. She said, "If this amendment fails, and I hope it will, it means that OUR WORK is just beginning." I agree so I am working with the District 10 team to make sure every PTA in our district can advocate more effectively during the 2017 Legislative Session. If you want to join in the fun, please email me and Detrius Jones
, our legislative chair.
From the Desk of Lisa-Marie Haygood, Georgia PTA President
I am so proud of the advocacy efforts that District 10 displayed throughout the OSD movement! Our odds were beyond scary when this amendment started out; but you believed. Plain and simple, you believed this was bad legislation, you believed we could affect change, and you believed in the power of an informed voter.
I am humbled to serve alongside the parent advocates in D10, and am anxious to see what happens now, as we roll up our sleeves and set about the real work of ensuring none of our babies gets left behind while public education is on our watch!
The District 10 Fall conference for 2016 is coming soon. Please register (for free).
September 24, 2016
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Asa G. Hilliard Elementary School
3353 Mount Olive Road, East Point, GA 30344
9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:30 am Panel Discussion with Dr. Jeff Rose (Fulton County Schools)
and Dr. Donyall Dickey (Atlanta Public Schools)
10:30 am 10th District Business Meeting with greetings from Georgia PTA President-Elect Tyler Barr
11:00 am Training Workshops
Our District Nominating Committee elections will be held during this meeting.
Please bring your 2016-2017 PTA membership card for voting privileges.
PTA leaders, this is an interesting learning experience that we'd like to share with you.
Webinar from the CDC: Zika Virus Response Planning: What School Administrators Need to Know
Friday, August 19th, 2016, 1:30-2:30 PM EST
Please join us on Friday, August 19 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST to hear a special presentation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Education titled "Zika Virus Response Planning: What School Administrators Need to Know".
As the school year begins, many of you may have questions on CDC’s guidance "Zika Virus Response Planning: Interim Guidance for District and School Administrators in the Continental United States and Hawaii", and how schools can prepare for potential cases of Zika. We are excited to have Dr. Eric Dziuban, Chief Medical Officer in the Division of Human Development and Disability at CDC and lead for the Children’s Health Team of the CDC Zika Virus Response, provide an overview of the guidance. In addition to the guidance, Dr. Dziuban will also discuss the following topics:
· Zika basics
· Roles and responsibilities of school officials and public health authorities
· Planning for possible Zika transmission in K-12 schools
· School preparations for mosquito-borne transmission of Zika in local areas, and
· Considerations for child care, camp, and higher education settings
Instructions to access the Webinar:
To activate and use your device’s digital signals for BOTH Audio, Video and the Presentation - join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by clicking this URL to join:
To join Audio Only by phone (to see the presentation, you will still need to click the link above) call:
+1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Webinar ID: 494 704 100
on November 8. The Opportunity School District (OSD) does not help our kids, it does not help our schools, and we do not need it in Georgia.
Use this hashtag in your social media: #noGAschooltakeover and fight the takeover.
District 10 - which encompasses all of Fulton County, including Fulton County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools - was well-represented at this year's convention in Athens.