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Training Requirement for Active Affiliation

All elected officer positions (President, VPs, Treasurer, and Secretary) are required to receive 4 credits of Leadership Training Courses from LAPTA. This is done in-person in August, over Zoom trainings in September which are recorded, or one-on-one between LAPTA and the Local PTA Unit. We encourage all Board members to receive training as they are the future leaders of your PTA. Officers need 4 credits with each course counting as one unless otherwise noted. In-person Leadership Development Day training satisfies all 4 credits.

Why is training required? There's a saying: "You don't know what you don't know." PTAs are non-profit organizations that must follow many requirements and regulations. LAPTA takes the job of affiliation seriously and tries to properly educate all Board members on PTA best practices. The Louisiana PTA Bylaws in Article IV, Section 2 give it the authority to set standards for Local PTA Unit affiliation. Failure to follow policies could create personal liability and inadvertently harm the PTA. In addition, Board members should know more than just their own jobs. LAPTA appreciates the commitment of Local PTA Leaders to this important volunteer work.

PTA Leadership Training Days in August

LAPTA is preparing for our annual PTA Leadership Training Days in August. There's no better way to know what's happening in Louisiana PTA and National PTA than by attending. Any PTA leader, member, or even non-member interested in learning about our mission and meeting other members, building rapport, and sharing ideas, concerns, and experiences is welcome to attend. The PTA Development Days are 

August 17, 2024 in Mandeville at Fontainebleau High

August 24, 2024 in Shreveport at Captain Shreve High

Purchase one ticket per person attending. Cost is $25 which includes continental breakfast, catered lunch, an LAPTA t-shirt, and a tote bag. LAPTA will pay your processing fee if you pay with a check. *If your PTA needs financial assistance to attend, please contact Ashley Snell at Treasurer@LouisianaPTA.org before registering.

 

If you know of any non-profits with a similar mission as PTA who would like to have a display table in the Expo Area during our lunch time at no charge, have them email President@LouisianaPTA.org. Vendors register here.

Proof of Training for Affiliation

As part of Active Affiliation, use the Proof of Training Form to show that the elected officers received their annual training. Those who attended the Leadership Training Day in person received their Proof of Training at the event. Those who complete training online by viewing the Zoom trainings and PDF files download the following form to be completed on the honor system. 

Download and complete the form yourself. This is all you need for the Affiliation report. 

2024 Training Courses

LAPTA will add courses as they become available for 2024 which will be mid-August.

Treasurers in Caddo Parish

Coming Soon - Treasurers in Caddo Parish have different rules.

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