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May 7, 2024

Seeking Candidates for the 2024-2026 WSPTA Nominating Committee

We are now accepting applications from those interested in serving on the 2024-2026 Washington State PTA Nominating Committee. This committee will be responsible for the identification, vetting, and nomination of qualified candidates to serve on the 2025-2027 Washington State PTA Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee’s selections, plus any self-declared candidates, will appear on the…
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Category: Governance


January 29, 2024

Self-declare Window Now Open for Vacant WSPTA Board Positions

There are currently two vacancies on the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) Board of Directors: Advocacy Director and Area D Vice President. Delegates at the 2024 WSPTA Convention will vote to fill these vacancies. On January 21, 2024, the WSPTA Nominating Committee filed its report and placed the following name in nomination for the remainder of…
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Category: Governance

January 23, 2024

Ask WSPTA: Can a PTA sign up for a Venmo account?

Here’s a common question we receive in the support@wastatepta.org inbox: Can our PTA set up a Venmo account for fundraising? For a long time, we highly discouraged the use of Venmo because it was not designed to work for nonprofits. Over the past couple years, Venmo has introduced a new version of its product that…
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Category: Governance , Leadership , Training


February 14, 2023

Changes to WSPTA Uniform Bylaws

The WSPTA Uniform Bylaws is an agreement between our members, Washington State PTA, and local PTAs and councils for how our associations should run. Since it is crucial that the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws do not conflict with state or federal laws that regulate tax-exempt nonprofit corporations or with our Standards of Affiliation Agreement with National…
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Category: Governance



November 8, 2021

Can PTAs require COVID-19 vaccination to participate in meetings and events?

This fall, our back-to-school season has been exciting and – well, different! PTAs are contending with new state and school district rules on masking and vaccine requirements for volunteers. PTA leaders have many questions about what PTAs can or must do with respect to the public health guidance, executive orders and school district policies. Health…
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Category: Governance