Our Mission and Goals

What is HCC PTA?

Henrico County Council of PTAs (HCC PTA) is an active partner with Henrico PTAs/PTSAs as we work together to provide our children with the highest quality educational environment and opportunities available. It serves as a link between the local PTAs, Virginia PTA, and National PTA. The Board strives to be a powerful voice for all children; a relevant resource for families and communities; and a strong advocate for the education, health, and well-being of every child. HCC PTA cultivates meaningful partnerships among stakeholders (i.e., parents, students, school system, and community) while serving as the primary resource for parent advocacy and involvement within Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS). It serves as the link between local PTAs, Richmond District PTA, Virginia PTA, and National PTA.

The PTA Mission

PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

HCC PTA Goals

Foster communication between and among PTAs to share best practices and to respond to common concerns

Provide a unified, effective voice in relationships with HCPS, the School Board, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors 

Link Henrico County area PTAs with the resources, support and advocacy from the Richmond District, Virginia, & National PTA organizations

PTA Values

  • Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.

  • Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.

  • Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.

  • Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.

  • Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.

HCC PTA Duties

  • Provide background information on issues affecting children and youth

  • Host Meet and Greets and Breakout sessions which parents and teachers have the opportunity to interact and get to know our local and state elected officials

  • Provide leadership training workshops for local PTA officers and committee chairs

  • Assist in the formation of new PTAs

  • Maintain a directory of all PTAs in Henrico County

  • Publish the HCCPTA newsletter

  • Mobilize PTA membership throughout the county on county-wide, state, and national issues affecting children and youth

  • Testify before the School Board, the County executive, and County Council

  • Present prioritized county-wide educational budgetary concerns to the School Board and County Council

  • Adopt positions on proposed state legislation and work with our elected officials in Richmond

  • Work with HCPS to provide parent representatives for task forces, study groups, and committees, and disseminate information about changes in the school system, school board policies, and state actions

  • Support the local PTA units individually and as a whole

  • Coordinate the National Reflections program throughout the county

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