PTA & The Law
PTA & the Law is a vital training for your entire board and school principal. PTA & the Law deals with state & federal rules and regulations for running a charitable, tax-exempt nonprofit corporation in Washington State and will explain how these rules can and do affect your PTA.
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PTA advocates from around the state came together at the SeaTac Marriott on October 18-19, 2013 for WSPTA’s Annual Legislative Assembly for advocacy training and to consider issues proposed by PTA members to be added to the list of issues supported on the WSPTA’s legislative platform. Click here for more information on the WSPTA Legislative Assembly.
Leadership Conference Outreach Summit
Held in August (in Tukwila) and September (in Yakima), the Leadership Conference focused on the importance of training the WSPTA leaders for their upcoming roles for this year, and the Outreach Summit focused on helping PTA leaders understand and support the WSPTA outreach plan; build/strengthen relationships; and prepare PTA leaders to engage in outreach activities. Click here for more information on this event.
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 give our local units credibility. 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.
During the 2011 WSPTA Convention, the delegates approved a training bylaw because of how important training is to the success of local units and councils.
If you hold an elected position voted on by the general membership in your local unit,
this bylaw requires that you attend training.
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