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Region 3 Fall Conference:  September 21st
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Thomas Jefferson Middle School

3000 NW 119th Street

Vancouver, WA 98685

Professional Development

* Each officer is required to take Professional Development training to help you in your role as a PTA Officer.  There are many to choose from to assist you along the way from Secretary, Treasurer, President, Reflections, Raffles, and so much more!
CLASSES NOW available online!
  • Officer Position Training – training relevant to position.
  • PTA & the Law:  One officer must attend per year and is the most important classes you will take every year!

    • Recommended for President, Treasurer, and the Fundraising (or Carnival, Raffle, or Bingo chair)
    • Covers State & Federal rules and regulations for running a non-profit corporation, Raffles, Gambling, Taxes, and deadlines for filing.

      “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 PTAs credibility. A well-trained and informed board should be a great selling point to encourage the community to join a local PTA. Trained board members should be proud of stepping up to the responsibility in their local PTA.” ~ WSPTA Website


Vancouver Council PTA Documents:

Request a check from Vancouver Council PTA

2019-20 Approved Budget

Council Standing Rules Approved 9-21-2019



WSPTA Uniform Bylaws

Board Training Requirements

Board Training Tracking Spreadsheet 2017-18

SOA 2019-20 Contract

The Standards of Affiliation (SOA) requirements are in place to ensure local PTAs and councils align with Washington State PTA’s ethics, policies, and principles; maintain good business practices; and comply with applicable federal and state laws. Effective, well-run PTAs and councils are vital to fulfilling PTA’s purpose and mission. These SOA requirements clarify what is required for a local PTA or council to be in good standing, enable PTAs to have consistent expectations across the state, and help local PTAs and councils stay on track with all legal requirements. Knowing about and following the specifics listed on the Standards of Affiliation Contract will help your PTA be successful, both as a business, and as an affiliate of WSPTA.