Carter G. Woodson Preparatory Academy

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Why do Schools Need PTA?

Faced with shrinking budgets and growing class sizes, not to mention high standards for teachers and student performance - schools today need the support of families and the community.

PTA can HELP to:

  • Increase family engagement and volunteerism
  • Implement programs to engage families in student success or school improvements
  • Qualify for grants and awards to support your school
  • Communicate with families more effectively
  • Partner with other community organizations
  • Enhance fundraising efforts
  • Realize measurable results in student achievement

Need for Leadership Roles

Any parents interested in serving on the PTA board should contact Susan Voglesong. She will work with you and answer any questions you may have about PTA and the processes. All Boards must have a President, Secretary and Treasurer per Kentucky non-profit laws.

Please contact Susan at

PTA Roles

President - Responsible for leading PTA toward specific goals chosen by its members. Creates agendas for and is presiding officer at Board and Membership Meetings. Develops relationship with school administration to work together (yet independently from) on shared goals and objectives.

Vice President - VP positions could be one of the following positions - membership, programs, fundraising, engagement, etc. VP positions are generally determined by the board and needs of the school.

Treasurer - Is the authorized custodian of all funds of the PTA. Duties include keeping financial records and preparing reports to comply with State PTA policies as well as local, state and Federal laws.

Secretary - Keeps clear and accurate meeting minutes of all PTA Board meetings and general membership meetings. Maintains and keeps records of all minutes, correspondence, etc.

Join Now

We're happy to announce that Carter G. Woodson Preparatory Academy PTA is ready to begin enrolling members. We will need members of our parent community to lead the CGWP PTA by taking on leadership roles as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

We strongly encourage every family member and staff member to engage with the CGWP PTA by becoming an active member. We need and desire your partnership. The cost of membership is $5. Please follow this LINK TO JOIN.

These are exciting times at CGWP and we can't wait to have a robust and responsive PTA supporting every scholar in the very near future.