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September 30, 2020

October Checklist for Running Your PTA

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Washington State PTA understands that PTAs are working through the realities we are all living under during this unprecedented time. The following list outlines the things that a PTA, as a nonprofit corporation, should be doing at this time under normal circumstances. It is not a level playing field and we understand that some PTAs are capable of doing more than others. Please do your best and ask for help if you need it. Our focus is as it has always been, on advocating for every child. We do that best with strong PTAs and know that together we can get beyond this and continue the amazing work of PTA for years to come.

Ongoing Tasks

  • Attend any board and membership meetings
  • Read meeting minutes and offer corrections
  • Prepare reports for board and membership meetings
  • Attend training
  • Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them
  • Review and ask questions about the monthly financial report
  • Prepare articles for newsletter/social media
  • Update website
  • Participate, help, and communicate
  • Review the Standards of Affiliation Checklist

Monthly Tasks

Review tasks from previous months related to nominating committee
If you did not elect a nominating committee in September, be prepared to do this at your next membership meeting.

Attend WSPTA Legislative Assembly
Registration closes on October 8. Report back to members at the next meeting. Make sure your list of voting delegates is submitted to WSPTA by October 6. 

Complete all board training by end of the month
Update the Standards of Affiliation Agreement Checklist with details.

Keep working on the membership database (memberplanet)

Check National PTA website
There are a ton of great materials to use in your membership campaign. Local leader resources. Spanish resources. Diversity, equity, and inclusion resources. In addition to grant and program opportunities.

Was your PTA Incorporated in October?  If so, then your annual Corporation Renewal is due on 10/31. The annual corporation report is due regardless of your PTA’s annual income and is separate from the Charitable Organization Registration/ Renewal.

(originally posted October 1, 2019)

Category: Leadership

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