“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

- Maya Angelou

 Why is training important to Pleasant Valley PTA?

As board members, it is our fiduciary responsibility to manage the corporation in the best interest of its members as a whole. Knowledge of the applicable state and federal regulations is key for operating our non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable corporation, and to run programs & handle budgets responsibly. Training is what helps to give our local unit credibility. A well-trained and informed board should be a great selling point to encourage the community to join a local unit. Trained board members should be proud of stepping up to the responsibility in their local unit. A training bylaw was approved at the 2011 Washington State PTA Convention by members that understand the importance of a well-trained PTA and that training can be the difference between a successful & an unsuccessful PTA.