Based off of feedback from the field (that not all of our participating PTAs would be able to focus on or have the tools needed to complete the 2019-20 School of Excellence program) we have decided to postpone the 2019-20 School of Excellence program and automatically consider the actively participating PTAs in the 2020-21 School of Excellence program cycle. These PTAs received this email notification on April 10, 2020.
To honor the amazing work that these PTAs have done in the School of Excellence program up to the point of program postponement, each of the actively participating Excellence Teams received a customized and printable letter
of recognition on behalf of National PTA. These PTAs were also offered the exclusive opportunity to apply for Phase 1 COVID-19 relief funds
The PTAs were also asked to reenroll in the program and to verify their contact information. 537 PTAs indicated they planned to participate in the 2020-21 School of Excellence program cycle, while 3 opted out of continuing in the program. The 537 PTAs who are continuing in the program can, and the 3 PTAs that are not, can be found here
Moving forward in the 2020-21 program, we will waive Steps # 1-4 so that these PTAs can pick up on Step #5 (implementing their action plan) upon the return to school. Toward the end of the 2020-21 school year, these PTAs will join the other - newly enrolled cohort - and are required to deploy the Final Survey and complete the Final Application for consideration of the 2020-2022 National PTA School of Excellence designation, which will be announced August 2021.
The enrollment period for additional PTAs to join the 2020-21 School of Excellence program is now closed. These PTAs will work through all of the steps in the program process, including the deployment and submission of their Baseline Surveys in our Initial Application. (Steps #2-4), which is due to National PTA on November 15.
Please encourage the 537 2019-20 program participants and newly enrolled cohort to complete the steps in the program to make long-lasting impact in their school communities and to earn the designation.
Email Excellence@PTA.org for detailed reports and with any questions.