The administration and school board in the district where I am PTA president do not like the PTA. It seems that every time we try to make changes or improvements, they basically ignore us. A senior administrator went so far as to tell me face-to-face that the PTA was not part of the district and that we had no “standing” or influence.
I’ve read several books and articles on relationship-building and been as nice as I know how to be, but it does not seem to be working. This is a small town and most parents won’t speak up for fear it will hurt their business or a grudge will be held and it will come back to bite them at a future date. Any advice? I’m out of solutions and patience!