TSPRA uses an online membership application process.
Members renew by logging in first and then clicking the Join/Renew link.
To join for the first time, click the Join/Renew link in the navigation and follow the steps.
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.
School districts and education associations and foundations may join at the Institutional level which includes three memberships - one professional and two associates. Only the professional member receives full benefits.
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.
TSPRA also offers a retiree and honorary membership.
Contact TSPRA at firstname.lastname@example.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, 2015
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 - $150; $195 after October 31, 2015
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.
• TSPRA Institutional - $475; $520 after October 31, 2015
Open to public school districts or public school education associations/agencies, allowing up to three members, one professional and two associates, with the same benefits as stated above. If an employee leaves, their Institutional membership stays with the school district or organization.
PRIVATE SECTOR MEMBERSHIP LEVEL
• Affiliate - $375; $420 after October 31, 2015
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, 2015
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.