Texas PTA offers the BASICS series of resources to assist PTA Leaders in fulfilling their board duties. Visit Local PTA Leaders to access recorded webinars for each of the BASICS courses.
FOUNDATIONS Leader Orientation
FOUNDATIONS Leader Orientation (FLO) is a two-part introductory course for new PTA Leaders. All board members are required to complete FLO only once in their PTA service, and there is a $10 fee to access the course material.
Part l: Welcome to PTA
Beginning April 2017, Part l: Welcome to PTA will only be offered online through Texas PTA. Create your training profile and register for the course. The online help desk is availble to assist with technical issues during the course.
- Part l is divided into three segments, approximately 20 minutes each, that can be completed in multiple sessions.
- PTA Leaders have 14 days from the date of registration to complete all three sections. Allowing the 14-day window to elapse will result in additional registration fees.
- Each section is followed by a summary requiring the PTA Leader to demonstrate basic understanding of the information presented.
- Once complete, PTA Leaders may access a completion certficate to be forwarded to their PTA.
PART ll: Serving on a Local Board
Part ll: Serving on a Local Board is offered as an in-person training to PTA Leaders by Council PTAs and/or Texas PTA Field Service Representatives (FSR). PTA Leaders should contact their Council PTA or FSR for training dates and availability.
Texas PTA asks that Part l be completed prior to attending Part ll, and that PTA Leaders bring a copy of the Part l completion certificate to the training.
While the bylaws state new board members must complete FLO (Parts l and ll) no later than October 15, it's important that all PTA Leaders complete the training during their first year of service, regardless of the date. If you have any questions, please contact the Texas PTA Programs Team.