All parents, caregivers, teachers and staff of IS 162 students are automatically members of the PTA.
NYC Department of Education mandates that each school have a PTA. All parents, step-parents, legally appointed guardians, foster parents and persons in parental relation are automatically members of their school’s PTA.
Parents elect Officers of a PTA. Elected officers are responsible for the PTA budget, events and activities. PTAs can support schools by raising funds, hosting parent workshops or meetings, organizing festivals, dances or social events for families, and can help schools connect with parents through updates and volunteer opportunities.