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Volunteer to Serve

TSPRA's strength is in our members and you can help the association by serving on committees, volunteering to present or work a the annual conferences, mentor new members, host workshops in your district, or by submitting your work to the Document Vault. Look through the list below and if you would like to lend your talents to a particular area, contact the state office at info@tspra.org

Accreditation (APR) NSPRA Membership Liaison
Celebrate Texas Public Schools Campaign NSPRA 2011 Seminar
Education Foundation Division Past Presidents Council
Exec. Director Evaluation Committee Professional Awards
Legal/Legislative Workshop Scholarship
Marketing Committee Strategic Planning
Member Review of Financial 
Records & Procedures
TASA/TASB Convention Booth
Membership/Mentoring Teller
Nominating

2011 Annual Conference in Arlington
Presenters Star Awards Ceremony
Facilitators Star Awards Decorations/Coordination
Electronic Media Production Track Conference Photographers
Web Track AV Team
Foundation Track Publications Exchange
Pre/Post Conference Evaluations
Boot Camp Sponsorships
Roundtables Registration & Set Up
Vendor Outreach/Display
Conference Hospitality
Door Prizes

Membership Levels

This area is for new memberships, not for those who are renewing. Current members should click the MEMBER LOGIN link in the top navigation if they need to renew their dues and access the member area.

TSPRA has transitioned to a new online membership management system in August 2016.
Contact info@tspra.org if you need assistance to renew or join for yourself or for your department.

MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE


FOR NEW MEMBERSHIPS:  Please read the descriptions carefully. Membership levels are based on your job title, department, primary duties and where you are employed. They are not options to reduce your price.

  • Professional membership offers the most benefits and is intended for those persons working full-time for a district, foundation or association in public relations, electronic media, web/creative, education foundations, and school partnerships.
  • Associate membership is for those persons who work for a district, foundation or association but whose duties are not primarily public relations, electronic media, web/creative, education foundations, and school partnerships.
  • Institutional membership is for school districts, education associations and foundations. This level includes three professional memberships. All three members receive full benefits. There is no difference in price between three professional memberships and one institutional membership. 
  • Private sector persons or schools, businesses, and those working as consultants are not eligible for professional or associate membership. They may only join at the Affiliate level.

Professional and Associate memberships stay with the person if they move to another district or organization. Institutional memberships stay with the district or organization.

TSPRA also offers retiree and honorary memberships. Honorary memberships are for those approved by the executive committee.

Contact TSPRA at info@tspra.org if you are unsure of which membership level you qualify to join.


PROFESSIONAL AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

•  TSPRA Professional - $175; $220 after October 31, 2017
For persons whose primary responsibilities are in education communications/public relations and who are employed by a public school district or public school education foundation/association/state agency whose primary purpose is to support a Texas public school district or an individual public school. This level includes all benefits, receives discounts on products, services and registration fees and eligibility to enter the annual Star Awards competition. Only Professional members may vote, hold office or chair TSPRA committees. NOT FOR PRIVATE SECTOR PERSONS, PERSONS EMPLOYED AS CONTRACT LABOR, PRIVATE SCHOOLS or FOR PROFIT BUSINESSES.


•  TSPRA Associate - $175; $220 after October 31, 2017
For persons whose primary responsibilities are not in education communications/public relations but are employed by a public school district or public education association/agency (i.e. superintendents, principals, teachers, etc.) This level includes most of the benefits, receives discounts on products, services and registration fees and they may enter the annual Star Awards competition. Associate members do not vote, hold office or chair TSPRA committees. They may serve on some, but not all committees.


INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Choose this one if a PAID TSPRA member will be managing your group memberships.
•  TSPRA Institutional - $525; $570 after October 31, 2017 [3 members per group in multiples of 3]
Open to public school districts or public school education associations/agencies, allowing up to three professional members, with the same benefits as stated above for professional members. If an employee leaves, their Institutional membership stays with the school district or organization. Associates are not eligible for institutional memberships.


Choose this one if a NON-MEMBER will be managing your group memberships.
•  TSPRA Institutional - $525; $570 after October 31, 2017 [3 members per group in multiples of 3]
Open to public school districts or public school education associations/agencies, allowing up to three professional members, with the same benefits as stated above for professional members. If an employee leaves, their Institutional membership stays with the school district or organization. Associates are not eligible for institutional memberships.


PRIVATE SECTOR MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

•  Affiliate - $375; $420 after October 31, 2017
Open to private sector schools, businesses, consultants and individuals for both TSPRA and the Education Foundation Division. This is the only level open to for-profit persons or companies. One person or a representative of the business receives discounts on registrations, products and services. They may not vote, hold office or chair committees. Affiliate members receive full access to the Members Only Area of the website.


RETIREE MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

•  Retiree - for those who wish to remain active in TSPRA - $50; $95 after October 31, 2017
Open to any TSPRA member, professional or associate, who has retired from public education, a foundation, association, or other educational organization and who is not working full-time in public relations/foundations. The member receives discounts on registrations, products and services. They may not vote but may serve on committees an advisory capacity.

Retirees that do not pay for membership receive no benefits unless granted Honorary membership.


HONORARY MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

•  Honorary members do not pay dues. They are granted this membership by the executive committee
Contact the TSPRA state office if you are an honorary member and need assistance with your membership.
info@tspra.org


Membership Benefits

What you get with your TSPRA membership:

A NETWORK of the best school PR and education foundation people in the nation, coordinated by the TSPRA Executive Committee and the  State Office

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES at workshops and the annual conference (discounted for members)

  • Annual Conference
  • Other Workshops: Legal, Tax Rate, Customer Service, Education Foundation
  • Spoken Word Training
    1. Media & Crisis Communications
    2. Powerful Presentations
    3. Dealing with an Angry Public
  • Regional Meetings

WWW.TSPRA.ORG our website full of resources, information and news for the professional communicator

TSPRA E-NEWSLETTER and E-BLASTS to keep you up-to-date on the association and education matters across the state and nation

CELEBRATE TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS materials included in your membership

DOCUMENT VAULT access to an online resource of hundreds of sample public relations documents

ONLINE DIRECTORY to reach other members across the state for advice and support

MEMBER DISCOUNTS on most TSPRA products and resources

STAR AWARDS recognition for members only; recognition for your publications, writing, photos, programs, special events, promotions, website, video and electronic productions

A STATE OFFICE IN AUSTIN that provides information and referrals, and represents school PR and education foundation professionals at the state level

ELIGIBILITY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS to TSPRA's Annual Conference

OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT by mentoring newcomers, writing articles, making presentations, serving on committees, becoming an officer ...TSPRA's strength is in its members

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Join TSPRA

TSPRA has a variety of membership levels for public school personnel, foundation staff and boards, education associations, and businesses who serve schools and foundations. 

Who should join...

• Communication Directors & Staff       • Graphic Artists      
• Foundation Staff & Board Members       • Grant Writers      
• Partnership Coordinators       • Consultants      
• Marketing Specialists       • Web Masters      
• Event Coordinators       • Technology Staff      
• SuperintendentsSuperintendents        • Electronic Media Producers      
• Principals       • Vendors      

• Anyone interested in school communiations

 

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