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 these 540 actively participating PTAs in the 2020-21 School of Excellence program cycle. These 540 PTAs received this email nofication 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 540 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
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.
Enrollment for additional PTAs to join the 2020-21 School of Excellence program starts June 1 at PTA.org/Excellence. Please encourage the 540 2019-20 program participants to continue forward and new PTAs to join in their efforts to strengthen family-school partnerships and rebuild from the effects of COVID-19.
Email Excellence@PTA.org with any questions.