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Berkeley PTA Council is the umbrella organizastion for the PTAs active in the Berkeley Unified School District.  Our activities are aimed providing support to our PTAs to promote the mission of the California State PTA:

"The mission of the California State PTA is 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 communications."


May Council Meeting

Event Date: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 6:30pm

BUSD Technical Room - 2020 Bonnar St.

It’s time for our final meeting of the year!
Council always aims to present you with engaging and interesting topics; the last thing we want is to waste your time away from your family on a weeknight. Once again, we have some very interesting topics planned for the evening. Don’t forget - members from your school community are welcome to attend - not just PTA leaders!

January Council Meeting

Event Date: 
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 6:30pm

This month’s meeting will focus on a conversation about ways to approach building a more inclusive and diverse PTA  Do you have a success story to share? Please bring your ideas and your ears!  Our conversation will include parent leaders Laura Babbitt Ramona Coates, as well as BUSD's Parent Outreach Coordinator Ann Callegari. DUE TO A SCHEDULING MIX-UP, THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN A CLASSROOM IN THE VICINITY OF ROOM 126, our usual meeting-place in the BUSD administrative offices at 2020 Bonar Street. We will post signs to direct you to the right room.

October Council Meeting

Event Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 6:30pm

BUSD Technical Room - 2020 Bonnar St.

So, you asked, and we listened! During check-in time at our September meeting, a parent leader brought up concerns about inconsistencies in the after-school programs at our schools. School Board Director Ty Alper, our PTA Council representative from the BUSD Board of Education, made a note of it and introduced us to Aaron Jorgensen, BUSD's new Program Supervisor of Extended Learning. Aaron, in turn, has graciously agreed to come to our meeting to have a conversation with school leaders. Thank you, Ty and Aaron!

Enrollment and Capacity Options for Growing BUSD Presented to School Board

On the agenda for the Berkeley School Board meeting of November 5, 2014, is the introduction of a variety of options to address the overcrowding that is expected to worsen over the coming years. The documentation for 11 possible options envisioned by the BUSD staff is included in the meetings packet; the section dedicated to this agenda item is linked below.

Thank You Everyone for a Great Event!

The Berkeley PTA Council Exec Board would like to thank everyone for participating in last night's School Board Candidate Night. While the crowd was intimate, the questions raised, both prepared and live, were those represtantive of the issues of most concern to our learning communities and their families. The candidates gave well reasoned responses for all the questions; a reminder that the full written responses to the prepared questions are on here the site.

2014 Election - Candidates Answers

Join us at the first Berkeley PTA Candidates Night as those running to lead the Berkeley Unified School District address questions and concerns from those most directly impacted by their actions - the students and their families in the school community. Read their answers to the questions prepared from within the PTA community here!

Come share an evening that will be both meaningful and informative to the Berkeley Community!

Berkeley PTA Council Hosts School Board Candidate Night

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Martin Luther King Jr., Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA

The Berkeley PTA Council, the representative body for the Berkeley School PTAs, is pleased to announce a special opportunity to hear candidates for the Berkeley School Boards address issues of concern to the PTA community. With active units in every BUSD school, the PTA is a major representative organization for our students and their community and is uniquely situated to understand the challenges and opportunities of the District. This special event is designed to provide an opportunity for candidates to address concerns of the community they hope to represent.

Peralta District PTA Fall Training

Event Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

Alameda County Office of Education, 313 West Winton Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544


All PTA Officers & Chairmen in Peralta District Are Invited

Monday, October 6, 2014 6:45pm to 9:00pm
(Check-in begins at 6:30)

Alameda County Office of Education

313 West Winton Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544

6:30 to 6:45pm

Check-in, light refreshments

6:45 to 7:15pm

Peralta District PTA Association Meeting

7:15 to 9:00pm


  • Auditor

  • Historian

PTA Council Joins the League of Women Voters to Sponsor 2014 Election Events

Your Vote Counts!

November 4th is Election Day and this year has a number of important races which affect our community, particularly Berkeley schools. The Berkeley PTA Council is proud to be a sponsor for a number of upcoming events put together by the League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany and Emeryville (LWVBAE). These should be lively and informative affairs which we hope will help voters as they consider their selections.

Council January Meeting

Event Date: 
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 6:30pm

BUSD Technical Room - 2020 Bonnar St.

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW TURNOUT EXPECTATION - Please join us for the February meeting on Feb 2 - check the calendar


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