We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.
We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.
PTA welcomes into membership people representing a diversity of cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and political and religious beliefs from our community. We acknowledge the importance of spiritual life in the development of children and youth. As an association, our PTA has the right to offer inspirational messages, but such messages by our PTA leaders or invited leaders are inspirational rather than sectarian, recognizing that in this pluralistic nation not all members share the same beliefs. Poetry, quotations from great women and men, uplifting anecdotes, and moments of quiet meditation may be used.
Diversity and Inclusion Policy
We embrace the uniqueness of all individuals, appreciating that each contributes a diversity of views, experiences, cultural heritage/traditions, skills/abilities, values, and preferences. We respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting our community and develop meaningful priorities based upon our knowledge. We gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.
The recognition of diversity within our community and organization values the differences and similarities in people through actions and accountability. These differences and similarities include age, ethnicity, language and culture, economic status, educational background, gender, geographic location, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position and tenure, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
The Salem Middle School Parent-Teacher Association is guided by By-Laws adopted by the North Carolina Parent Teacher Association.
Uniform By-Laws (PDF File).
In April 2020, the NCPTA amended the local and council by-laws to accommodate issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic; these remain in place until otherwise changed [See Amendments].