Welcome to Irvine Unified Council PTA!
Irvine Unified Council PTA (IUCPTA) works with PTA units at each school in the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD), district staff and school board trustees as well as community partners to improve the education, health and welfare of all Irvine children. By working closely with 4th District PTA, as well as California State and National PTA, we support each PTA unit by providing information, training, and resources. Our membership is comprised of PTA presidents and leaders from each school in IUSD, representing more than 12,000 PTA members. Council meetings are held on a regular basis to share information, exchange ideas, discuss district-wide issues concerning children and help affect positive change in our schools and our community.
Please support your school’s PTA by becoming a member. Children benefit greatly by parental involvement in the schools and so does our community. PTA offers opportunities to fit any schedule, as simple as helping stuff envelopes at home in the evening or making reminder phone calls. Even if you do not have time to volunteer, please consider joining PTA. Your membership dollars alone help us to have a stronger voice for children and to provide valuable programs. For membership information, please check your school’s website, look for information in your registration packet or contact your unit president by clicking on the list on our menu bar at left. You can make a difference!
If you have questions, would like more information or want to volunteer, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in Irvine Unified Council PTA!
IUCPTA President 2012-2013
Irvine Unified Council PTA to Host
Candidate Forum for IUSD School Board Candidates
IRVINE, CA September 12, 2012 – Irvine Unified Council PTA, which is comprised of 32 PTA units at schools throughout the Irvine Unified School District, will host a Candidate Forum for the IUSD Board of Education. The forum will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7 PM at the IUSD offices at 5050 Barranca Parkway.
This year, there are nine candidates vying for three seats on the board. The candidates are Paul Bokota an Irvine businessman; Lauren Brooks, an educator and businesswoman; Margaret Brown, a school planning director; Omar Ezzeldine, chair of the city’s finance commission and an educator; Carolyn Inmon, a retired teacher; Michelle Ollada Alipio, a school nurse; Michael Parham, incumbent and School Board president; Bob Vu, an educator, scientist and entrepreneur; and Cyril Yu, OC Deputy District Attorney.
At the forum, each IUSD School Board candidate will have the opportunity to make a statement and answer two uniform questions from an unbiased moderator. There will also be a limited amount of time for questions from attendees. Attendees will also have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the candidates following the program.
“Hosting the Candidate Forum is consistent with PTA’s mission as a strong advocate for public education,” said Petra Schaefer, IUCPTA President. “California’s public schools are facing a financial crisis and IUCPTA wants to insure that the IUSD community has an opportunity to get to know the candidates so that they can make an informed choice on November 6.”
The October 9th event is open to the public and will also be broadcast locally on Cox Channel 39.
About Irvine Unified Council PTA
IUCPTA comprises over 12,800 members from 32 PTA units throughout the Irvine Unified School District. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and