About UsPTA Council of Baltimore County
Your unit: An independent non-profit.
PTA Council: An independent non-profit constituent of Free State PTA. PTA Council (an all-volunteer organization) supports PTA/PTSA units in Baltimore County Public Schools by offering resources and training to help units be successful, run efficiently, and remain in compliance with FSPTA, NPTA, Maryland, and federal requirements. PTA Council has no legal standing over local units.
Free State PTA: Maryland’s state PTA body chartered by National PTA. Local units are chartered under FSPTA.
National PTA: The parent organization to which all members belong.
Local PTAs/PTSAs reach out to parents, school staff, and communities to build strong family-school partnerships that will benefit every BCPS student.
PTA Council of Baltimore County was organized in 1950 under the authority of the state PTA for the purpose of conference, leadership training, and coordination of the efforts of the local PTAs within Baltimore County. The council is the bridge and liaison between the local units and MD PTA. As such, we are a resource and support system to help answer questions and resolve problems. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us before you are frustrated and overwhelmed. PTA Council consists of 140 out of 176 schools, but advocates for the approximately 126,000 children in BCPS.
Through training and support, PTA Council helps locals meet their members’ goals as they advocate on behalf of the needs of students. Council links locals to state and national PTA programs, initiatives, purposes and mission, and provides information, inspiration, and instruction for its member units.
Responsibilities of a Council:
- Strengthen local PTAs
- Develop leadership
- Promote membership
- Give service to the local school community
PTA serves as:
- A powerful voice for all children
- A relevant resource for families and communities
- A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child
TOGETHER, we can make every child’s potential a reality.