I have my problems with working with the PTA, but one thing I do like is helping to start new PTAs when there really seems to be the support there for starting a PTA. You need a principal on board and willing to show up, way more than one teacher at the meetings, and a parent base that can fill a multipurpose room. All of these conditions were met at Meadow Homes Elementary in Mount Diablo Unified School District on January 26, 2009. Here’s a photo of the new Board at the chartering meeting:

 
 And here’s my charter membership in their PTA as part of the team to charter them:
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