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There are three ways to get involved with PTA in New York:
1. Join a local PTA Unit.
If you know the PTA region you are in, send an email to the region director
in your area. You can locate your region and region director information by clicking
If you don't know your PTA region, send an email to the NYS
PTA Membership Coordinator providing your contact information and location so
that we can assist you, or call the New York State PTA office at
If your neighborhood school has a PTA, you can join that PTA and
automatically become a voting member of the New York State PTA and the
National PTA. Each PTA sets its own dues. The amount of the dues is found in
each local PTA's bylaws. Dues are tax-deductible. Telephone 1-877-5NYSPTA.
(Or try the National PTA
2. Join the Empire State PTSA
Interested individuals and businesses that do not have an affiliation with a
particular PTA unit or area also have the opportunity to support PTA by
joining the Empire State PTSA. The Empire State PTSA is a statewide
association that allows individuals with an interest in PTA in New York to
show support and to maintain contact with the New York State PTA.
By joining the Empire State PTA, each member:
pays $10.00 dues per year
receives member privileges to the state convention (registration and
payment of registration fees are still required)
enjoys the benefits of the National PTA
To join Empire State PTSA, click
here to join online or print a download a membership form to mail in.
3. Organize a New PTA Unit
To get more information on how to form a PTA or SEPTA (Special Education
PTA) unit, simply send an email to the
NYS PTA Outreach Coordinator. Please include your name, phone number, email address and the
name of the school and school district in which you are interested in
forming a PTA or SEPTA unit. The Outreach Chair will respond to your inquiry
and assist you in getting started.
Thank you for your interest in PTA and all children; we look forward to
welcoming you into our PTA family!