All elected board members must take yearly Washington State PTA-approved training.  At least one elected board member from each unit must take PTA and the Law.

In order to best serve PTA Leaders, Washington State PTA is offers all Region Conferences and PTA and the Law free of charge.

Fulfilling the Training Requirement
Why the emphasis on training?  As board members, it is our fiduciary responsibility to manage the corporation in the best interest of its members as a whole. To run programs and handle budgets responsibly, knowledge of the applicable state and federal regulations is key to operate your non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable corporation. Training is what helps to build trust and give our local units credibility in their communities. A well-trained and informed board should be a great selling point to encourage the community to join a local unit. Trained board members should be proud of stepping up to the responsibility in their local unit.

Upcoming 2017-2018 Training Opportunities

Training for the 2017-2018 school year began with the WA State PTA Convention, but there are many more opportunities this fall!


Thursday, Sept. 21st, 7-8:30pm – “Managing Your Non-profit PTA” webinar
Saturday, Sept. 30th, 8:30am-12pm – “PTA and the Law”, at LWRC in Redmond


Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 7-8:30pm – “Intro to Membership”, webinar Register
Wednesday, Oct. 11th , 6-9pm, PTA and the Law – Tolt Middle School, Carnation Register
Monday, Oct. 16th , 8:30am-12pm – “PTA and the Law” at LWRC, Redmond Register
Thursday, Oct. 19th, 12-1pm – “Managing Your Non-profit Organization” Brown
Bag hosted by LWPTSA Council, Sammamish Room, LWRC (flyer) No registration required!
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 20th-21st – multiple classes available at Legislative Assembly
Thursday, Oct. 26th, 6-9pm — PTA & The Law, Bellevue School District offices
Thursday, Oct. 26th, 7-9:30pm – PTA and the Law webinar Register

LWTPSA Council is planning several trainings at the Resource Center. Stay tuned for class choices and dates/times. Register for any of the above events and keep informed about what’s going on with PTA state-wide: WA State Events Calendar

Note:  Every PTA must have at least one officer attend PTA & The Law, and every elected officer must attend at least one WA State PTA training.  Get yours done early!

All events take place at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond WA 98052, unless otherwise listed.