What is PTA?
PTA is the parent teacher association that also includes the PTSA or parent teacher student association. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Irvine Unified Council of PTA’s (IUCPTA) or “Irvine Unified Council PTA” consists of all 43 public school PTA’s in the Irvine Unified School District of ~36,000 students. IUCPTA has over 14,350 members and has served over 116,900 volunteer hours for the 2022-23 school year.
IUCPTA is part of the California State PTA (CAPTA) –connecting families, schools and communities. We are part of the foundation of our public-education system and a trusted messenger to millions of members, parents, families, educators and allied agencies throughout the state. PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families.
We believe every adult has a responsibility to ensure that all children develop to their full potential. We believe parents are children’s first teachers and that parent involvement is essential throughout a child’s educational experience. We believe that family is the basic unit of society responsible for the support and nurturing of all children, and we recognize that “the family” may be defined in many ways. We believe our responsibility includes advocating for the safety and welfare of all children and the opportunity for a quality public education for each child.
We’re also part of National PTA – the largest child advocacy association in America.
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