Parent-Teacher Support Groups
Most schools have parent-teacher support groups that provide much-needed assistance to the school. In most cases, these groups are either PTAs (Parent Teacher Associations) or PTSAs (Parent Teacher Student Associations). Alachua County also has a County Council of PTAs (ACCPTA) which serves as an umbrella organization for local PTAs and also provides training and advocacy and promotes parental engagement. For more information, visit the ACCPTA website at www.accpta.org.
Many schools also have booster groups that support schoolwide programs (such as academic boosters) or specific activities (such as band or athletic boosters). More information about getting involved in such groups is available at your child’s school.