Per the WSPTA Standards of Affiliation agreement, at least one elected officer must attend PTA and the Law, and all other elected officers must attend at least one WSPTA-approved training before this year’s WSPTA convention. Visit the WSPTA website for a training requirement flyer and tracking spreadsheet.
We talk a lot about training, about being trained, tracking training requirements, and making sure all of your elected officers are trained. How do you know which training is right for you or your board? Here are some possible classes that LWPTSA Council can provide.
- PTA 101 Classes – For first time board members and those looking for refreshers.
- PTA 201 Classes – For those who’ve served on a PTA board and/or are looking for more in-depth classes.
We are always happy to work with PTAs to provide training. Contact your AVP or any member of the Board of Directors to request training.
This is the most important and useful class of them all, as it will prepare you and your fellow officers to run your PTA with an eye toward the important legal and fiscal requirements in running a nonprofit. PTA and the Law deals with state and federal rules and regulations relevant to running a charitable, tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation in the state of Washington, and will explain how these rules impact your PTA. PTA and the Law is a required class for at least one elected officer per PTA each year.
The financial management of the PTA is the responsibility of the entire board of directors. At this free training offered by WSPTA, learn the basic financial skills to manage and track PTA funds, online accounts, legal obligations to maintain your tax-exempt status and other considerations. Recommended for all elected officers and board members.
WSPTA is providing a virtual training about how to run the National PTA Reflections program at your school or council level. A brief overview of the program will be provided along with deadline/timeline review and helpful tips for arranging judging and submitting your winning entries to state. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation. This presentation is geared towards new Reflection chairs but also includes information that experienced chairs will need.
State and National PTA Training
- Washington State PTA Calendar — Webinars and regional training classes
- Washington State Training Videos — Webinar recordings and short instructional videos
- National PTA eLearning — Videos, e-learning courses and links to information about PTA history, becoming an amazing PTA leader, growing PTA membership and more