My name is David Flatt. I am the newly elected President of Nevada Parent Teachers Association (PTA). My wife, Tracy, and I have three children all of whom attended and graduated from Nevada public schools. I have been connected with many local PTAs for over 25 years and have been involved with the state board for 9 years.
Serving as President of Nevada PTA is a great honor that I take very seriously. With our state and schools facing crisis level budget cuts, it is more important than ever to work together for the future of Nevada.
I would like to take this opportunity to explain a few of the reasons I take pride in being involved with this association:
Family Engagement – PTA has been the expert on family involvement for over 100 years and Nevada PTA has been the leader in family engagement in Nevada for 75 years. Research shows that family involvement is the largest influence on a student’s success.
Child Advocacy – PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy association and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child. PTA also provides the best tools to help child advocates speak up for the health and well-being of all children.
PTA Leadership Team – PTA has trained parent volunteers who have resources at their fingertips to help enhance and grow your PTA.
501(c)(3) – All local PTAs in Nevada are part of Nevada PTA’s 501(c)(3) Group Exemption. This gives local PTAs the ability to apply for grants, and it also means that donations made to local PTAs can be tax-deductible. As such, anyone who makes a contribution may be able to deduct the donation amount on their taxes; this can include membership dues.
Fundraising – PTAs do fundraising to pay for the events and programs that the PTA presents. PTA leaders can assist school principals with achieving their fundraising goals by helping the principal run the schools’ fundraisers. (Please note: PTA funds and school funds are never co-mingled)
I would like to partner with you to continue making REAL differences for families across this great state of Nevada. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (702) 258-7885.