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FCCPTA is a Powerful Voice

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.

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Connecting Parents, Teachers and Students

FCCPTA cultivates meaningful partnerships among stakeholders (parents, students, school system, and community) while serving as the primary resource for parent advocacy and involvement within Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

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We Make a Difference

We exist to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communication. Making a difference in our community one member at a time.

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March 9, 2018

Proposed New FCCPTA Bylaws:  2018 FCCPTA Bylaws Draft CORRECTED

We voted on the 2018 FCCPTA Bylaws Draft CORRECTED on April 10, 2018 at the General Membership Meeting at Gatehouse Cafe.

The proposed bylaw revisions were provided to the membership on February 19th.  The proposed revisions inadvertently omitted some language required by the Virginia PTA under Article 15, Section 2(d).  The proposed revisions also inadvertently omitted some of the existing language in our bylaws.  The revised version of the bylaws includes the mandatory language and does not omit language that was intended to be carried over.
Here are the reasons the bylaws are listed as “corrected.”
We also attempted to add to the job descriptions of the secretarial and treasurer positions in Article VII, Sections 3 and 4.  Those, however, are pounded by Virginia PTA and cannot be changed.  Thus, we will change those on our actual job descriptions’ document rather than in the bylaws.  
We still do want to add the fifth vice president of Communications and delete the position of president-elect.
Here’s the complication:  the FCCPTA membership will vote for a new set of officers on May 22, 2018. We voted on the Nominating Committee at the January meeting, and they are all set up now to seek new officers’ applications and announce the slate in April.  We have to wait, however, until the Virginia PTA approves the new bylaws before they can publicize all the positions in the new bylaws if they pass.
We currently have a vacancy in the position of president-elect that we had planned not to fill.  Since we now need the officers according to the current bylaws, we will go ahead and hold an election for the position of president-elect at the March 20th membership meeting.
Nominations will be taken from the floor. We need to announce this special election 10 days in advance, according to our bylaws.  hat’s what we are doing now.
Thank you,
Beth Henson Tudan
FCCPTA President
This was our message about the bylaws as of February 19th; the ones above supersede these: 
We propose editing our bylaws to delete the president-elect position and add in a fifth vice president of communications.

Please see the proposed 2018 FCCPTA Bylaws.

Our volunteer bylaws drafter wrote, “On the draft you will find I used the template and transferred our current information into the template.  I used blue font to identify the information required for us to submit.  This was direct language from our bylaws.  I used red font for new language.”

We also had updated our bylaws in 2017.  These are the bylaws that we wish to replace: 2017 Bylaws – Fairfax County Council.


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