The City requires each school to maintain a Parent Association (PA), composed of and established by vote of parents.

For more information, contact your school's Principal or Parent Association President.

Contact your school.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.



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A Parent Association (PA) is a group in which all members are parents or guardians of students in the school. 

A Parent Teacher Association (PTA) includes both parents and teachers.

Parent Association membership is open to parents, legal guardians, and people in a parental relationship with a student.

This rule is included in the Chancellor's Regulations.

Download the Chancellor's Regulations.

If you have a job at your child's school, you can still join the Parent Association, but you may not be on the PA or PTA Executive Board.

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