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Wisconsin PTA Code of Ethics As a PTA volunteer, I realize that I am subject to a code of ethics similar to that which binds the professional in the field.

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1 Wisconsin PTA Code of Ethics As a PTA volunteer, I realize that I am subject to a code of ethics similar to that which binds the professional in the field in which I work. Like them, I assume certain responsibilities and expect to account for what I do in terms of what I am expected to do: 1. I will keep confidential matters confidential. 2.I interpret "volunteer" to mean that I have agreed to work without compensation in money, but having been accepted as a worker, I expect to do my work according to standards, as the paid staff expect to do their work. 3.I promise to take to my work an attitude of open-mindedness; to be willing to be trained for it; to bring to it interest and attention. 4.I realize that I may have assets that my co-workers may not have and that I shall use these to enrich the project at which we are working together. 5.I realize also that I may lack assets that my co-workers have, but I will not let this make me feel inadequate but endeavor to assist in developing teamwork. 6.I plan to find out how I can best serve the activity for which I have volunteered, and to offer as much as I am sure I can give, but no more. 7.I realize that I must live up to my promise and therefore, will be careful that my agreement is so simple and clear that it cannot be misunderstood. 8.I believe that my attitude toward volunteer work should be professional. I believe that I have an obligation to my work, to those who direct it, to my colleagues, to those whom it is done, and to the public. ~Author Unknown~1993 / Visit Wisconsinpta.org

2 Does the action advance PTAs mission and purposes ?

3 PTA Mission –A powerful voice for all children, –A relevant resource for families and communities, and –A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child. To make every childs potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

4 PTA Purposes Promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship. Raise the standards of home life. Secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. Bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth. Develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

5 PTA Values What We Stand For

6 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 childrens educational success, health, and well- being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded. Respect We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our associations goals.

7 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. Accountability All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our associations strategic initiatives. PTA Values

8 PTA Case Studies Participant Activity

9 1.For each case, ask the following questions: a)What are the pros and cons of this decision? b)How would I rationalize this choice? How would others rationalize this choice? 2.For each case, apply the Triple Test." Ask yourself: a)Is it legal? b)Does It follow PTA's policies? c)Does it advance PTA's mission and purposes? PTA Case Studies

10 Remember Always do the right thing. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain American Author & Humorist

11 Questions?

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