Georgia PTA Media Statement – February 2, 2017
On Saturday, January 28, 2017, the Georgia PTA President, Lisa-Marie Haygood, was removed from the Board properly and in accordance with the Association’s bylaws and policies. Georgia PTA president-elect Tyler Barr automatically assumes the role of President of the Association and will serve as the official spokesperson on behalf of the 2015-17 Georgia PTA Board of Directors (“Board”). We strongly disagree with any accusations of impropriety about the Board’s handling of affairs, and will defend ourselves vigorously.
During this transition and beyond, the Board remains committed to advocating efforts and priorities of the 2015 – 2017 administration. We remain a very strong Board with 24 members, all of whom have vast experience and expertise to lead this Association. We were recently selected for National PTA’s 2017 Outstanding State PTA Advocates of the Year and the 2017 College and Career Readiness Initiative Grant due to the proven leadership of our Board and our success in advocating for children.
The Georgia PTA represents nearly 300,000 families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders. We serve a critical role in helping to address some of the most pervasive educational challenges in the state of Georgia. We are steadfast in our devotion to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools, and will continue to bring all community stakeholders to the table to ensure public education remains a priority in the state of Georgia as we uncover education solutions to help every child succeed.