PA Board Positions
The PA needs you!
There are a number of open positions and elections are coming (date TBC). The board is responsible for the day-to-day affairs of the PA and for communicating with members to inform them and to hear their concerns.
All parents of currently enrolled children are eligible to run for board positions. Now’s the time! Grab a friend! Get involved!
Please complete this form to indicate your interest in joining the PA board.
Key Positions with No Incumbents
The President(s) shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the PA and shall convene and preside at all meetings of the association and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. The President(s) shall appoint chairpersons of PA committees, except the nominating committee, with the approval of the Executive Board. The President(s) shall delegate responsibilities to other PA members and shall encourage meaningful participation in all Parent and school activities.
The President(s) shall be the general manager of the affairs of the PA and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are effectuated. The/A President or President’s designee (upon the approval of the membership) shall be a voting member of, and attend all regular meetings of, the District 3 Presidents’ Council. The Presidents’ Council member - whether the PA president or designee - must communicate information from those meetings to the PA membership at general meetings, and solicit feedback to share with the Presidents’ Council. The President(s) shall appoint the K Representative and the 5th Grade Representative prior to October 1st, and these appointments must be approved by the general membership at the October general membership meeting.
The President(s) shall be a mandatory member of the School Leadership Team. The President(s) or the President’s designee shall attend the monthly school safety meetings. The President(s) shall meet regularly with Executive Board Members in accordance with the Bylaws to plan the agendas for general membership meetings. The President(s) shall be one of the eligible signatories on checks. The President(s) shall act as a liaison between the PA and the school administration and shall meet on a regular basis with the principal and parent coordinator and manage calendar duties.
The President(s) or the President’s designee may attend the New York City DOE’s professional development seminars relating to association leadership. The President(s) shall assist with the June transfer of PA records to the incoming Executive Board. The President(s) shall report at each meeting of the general membership and the Board, and shall present a written, annual report to the general membership at the Annual Meeting in May. This is a 2-year term
Serves as Board representative for the Audit Committee or management of outside auditor and will conduct an annual review of the Association’s by-laws to ensure compliance, and will work with the Recording Secretary to ensure amendments are made.
VP Community Affairs
Serves as Board representative for the Community Affairs Committee and the Middle School Committee.
Responsible for the development and coordination of all membership-related efforts and the coordination of any committee activities to increase membership involvement. He/she will also serve as Board representative for the Class Parent Liaisons and will ensure communication between the Class Parents Liaisons, Class Parents and the Board
Family Giving (this can be a co-position)
Responsible for overseeing the implementation of PS87's Annual Giving pledge drive. The Family Giving Officer will serve as Board representative for the Annual Giving Committee, and will coordinate solicitation and outreach efforts by Committee. The Family Giving Officer will make regular reports of total donations and participation levels to the Board. The Family Giving Officer will consult with the Board annually on pledge goals, suggested donation levels, pursuit of employer matching funds and overall strategy regarding annual giving.
Auction Chair (this can be a co-position)
Responsible for the development and coordination of all Auction efforts and the establishment and coordination of specific auction subcommittees. The Auction Officer shall serve as an ex-officio member of each auction subcommittee. The Auction Officer will serve as Board representative for the Auction Committee.
The fundraising team is responsible for the development and coordination of all fundraising efforts and the establishment and coordination of specific fundraising subcommittees. The Fundraising Officer shall serve as an ex-officio member of each fundraising subcommittee. The Fundraising Officer will serve as Board representative for the Fundraising Committee. This role is currently a co-position and the responsibility for corporate fundraising is what is open to fill.
- The VP Communications oversees all communication and technology channels between the PA Board and the parent body which includes the PS87 website, the Google Groups, the PS87 Facebook Page, and the PS87 Directory
- The VP Communications works with a solid team of tech savvy parents who help make all these channels work effectively (this position can be held solely or with a co-chair)
- The VP Communications is a team player who works with other Board and Committee Members as well as the School Administration to make sure that all tech needs are being met which includes includes continually monitoring new technologies that may replace older infrastructure