Texas PTA is a strong network of volunteers in schools across the state — working not only for their communities but for all public school students in Texas. Leadership roles within PTA are vital to each Local PTA's success. To ensure that our Leaders are equipped for the job at hand, Texas PTA provides an online learning portal with many courses available at your leisure.
Available courses may be accessed via the orange buttons at the bottom of this page.
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
Welcome to PTA will only be offered online through Texas PTA and can be accessed via the buttons at the bottom of the page.
- 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 lapse 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 certificate to be provided to their PTA when attending Part II of the course. A copy of the completion certificate will also serve as your receipt for reimbursement. It displays the attendee name and date of completion. The registration and reimbursement amount is a flat $10.
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.