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The District 205 PTA Council

Welcome to the District 205 PTA Council Website!

The Elmhurst District 205 PTA Council is comprised of the Presidents from each of our local PTA's, plus York High School's PTSA. 

The PTA Council provides an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and information between all of our groups, we disseminate Illinois and National PTA updates, we sponsor an annual community forum with the District 205 Board of Education, we organize an annual open house of summer camps for children, and hold an annual fundraiser to raise funds for scholarships for York High School graduating Seniors. 

News

Senate Bill 16 Dies With the End of the 98th General Assembly

According to State Representative Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove), who led the opposition effort in the Western suburbs, the School Funding Reform Act of 2014, known as SB16, has died in the Illinois House. Elmhurst District 205 was expected to lose $4.5 million in State funding under the controversial bill. On December 3, Speaker Mike Madigan adjourned the veto session "sine die" - meaning there are no plans for the House to reconvene for a lame-duck session. To read Mr. Sandack's press release, click here.

Although SB16 is considered dead, the conversation about education funding reform is not. New legislation is sure to be introduced after the 99th General Assembly is seated in January. Please watch for future updates regarding education funding reform.

Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires the informed participation of all citizens in order to function for the benefit of all people. Thank you for taking the time to contact legislators, sign petitions and submit Witness Slips. Your voices were critical in halting the progress of SB16 and in sounding the alarm about its harmful repercussions.

Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 12/5/14

PTA Council Scholarships

The District 205 PTA Council raises funds throughout the school year through several different fundraisers.  The funds we raise are awarded to York High School graduating Seniors as scholarships.

Elmhurst Council of PTA's Scholarship is a one-year, non-renewable award, given to York Community High School (York) seniors.  Awards are $750.00.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must be a high school senior graduating from York planning to enroll in an accredited college, university, community college, trade or technical school in the fall. There are 3 scholarship criteria Academic, Commended, and General.

SELECTION   

Members of the Elmhurst Council of PTA Scholarship Committee will award scholarships based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the Student Statement
  • Involvement in school activities and positions of leadership
  • Participation in non-school activities
  • Public services, hobbies, work experience
  • Other interests
  • Scholastic ability

NOTIFICATION

Determination of the scholarship winners is made in mid-April.  Recipients will receive an invitation to the York Scholarship Awards Night on Monday, April 22, 2013.

MONETARY DISBURSEMENT

This scholarship will be payable upon receipt of proof of enrollment.  Payment will be made directly to the educational institution.

Type

Description

Academic

GPA of 3.965 or higher

Commended

 GPA of 3.964 - 3.3

General

GPA of 3.29 or lower

 

THE NEXT PTA COUNCIL MEETING:

 

Date: October 7, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: District 205 Center 
162 S York

PTA Council Officers

President Jennifer Rosenberg
President-Elect  
Treasurer Casey Braun
Corresponding Secretary Margaret Rask
Recording Secretary  
VP Programs  
VP Scholarship & Ways and Means  

Summer Recreation Open House Information