Heidi Wilson, Senior Manager, Media Relations
ALEXANDRIA, Va., (March 26, 2021)—The following statement can be attributed to National PTA President Leslie Boggs:
“National PTA announces that, as of Friday, March 26, 2021, the charter of Maryland PTA has been revoked. Having worked for more than a year to bring the state PTA into compliance with the National PTA Standards of Affiliation Policy, the decision was made, regretfully, to end the constituent association effective immediately.
“National PTA is committed to directly supporting the local and council PTAs previously chartered by Maryland PTA until a new entity can be formed and leadership elected by the members. National PTA and PTAs nationwide remain dedicated to supporting the needs of students, families, schools and communities, especially in this time of crisis in our country. Our goal continues to be to ensure that all PTAs in the state are strong and healthy and to keep everyone focused on the mission of PTA: to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.”
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