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|@PTAs are organizations comprising parents (guardians) and teachers. Some PTAs, however, include families who have no children.
@Roles of PTAs include:
(1) To obtain cooperation of parents to maintain positive local educational environments, and to curry out educational activities; keeping up schoolyards, educational volunteer work (for example story teller sin classes), collection of bell marks, etc.
(2) To inform teachers about parentsf opinions or requests, to inform parents about school policies and ideas regarding school activities in order to promote mutual understanding between parents and teachers; to hold parent-teacher meetings in which board meeting officers forward parental requests to schools, publication of PTA news
(3) To hold workshops about education and parenting for parents and teachers; lectures, study tours