Introducing PUPC Peoria United Parent Council
WHO WE ARE • PUPC is an all volunteer group led by parents. • PUPC educates parents on state and local issues facing PUSD. • PUPC is a 501(C)3 non-profit with a small annual membership fee per school site to cover basic operational expenses. • PUPC collaborates with and supports local parent based groups like PTA/PTO organizations and booster clubs.
OUR PURPOSE • To engage the influential voices of PUSD’s parents • To help inform parents on educational issues • To bring together parents, parent groups, district administrators, and community leaders
RESOURCES PUPC PROVIDES • Programs every other month featuring community and district leaders • Q&A sessions with district administrators • Networking with other parents and parent organizations in PUSD • Website and newsletter with legislative updates and community links
PUPC SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP • $100 initial membership fee per school for first year • Only $60 for each consecutive membership year after • Sponsored by PTO or parent group • Includes two representatives from each school • Helps fund initial costs: • Tax ID number • Corporation Commission filing • 501(c)(3) filing • Informational event hosting • Website and PO Box
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT • Over 37,000 kids have parents who are invested in quality education in our District. • Decisions made at District and State levels have a profound impact on what happens in the classroom. • Quality schools impact property values, safety in neighborhoods and the ability to bring new businesses to our community. • We need informed parents!!
2014-15 EVENTS • School Board Candidate Forum – Tuesday, October 7th at the District Administration Center (63rd & Thunderbird) • 5 annual general meetings -- Coming up: September 16th & November 18th at The Peoria Chamber of Commerce 6:30 pm-8:00 p.m. • Guest speakers in the Education Field, Q & A with PUSD Superintendent Dr. Santarelli, Legislative updates, financial reports from PUSD
HOW YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PUPC PeoriaUPC.org facebook.com/PeoriaUPC firstname.lastname@example.org