TSPRA will be transitioning to a new online membership management system in the summer of 2016. If you need assistance to renew or join for yourself or for your departmnet, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a new membership you will need the name, title, email address, district/organization, phone number and the level of membership to register.
If you are renewing for yourself or your department you will need the names and levels of membership. If you need to add a new member, you can do that. Please provide their name, title, email address, district/organization, phone number and the level of membership.
MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
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 professional memberships. All three members receive 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.
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 ae for those approved by the executive committee.
Contact TSPRA at email@example.com if you are unsure of which membership level you qualify to join.
PROFESSIONAL AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
• TSPRA Professional - $175; $220 after October 31, 2016
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, 2016
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 - $525; $570 after October 31, 2016
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.
PRIVATE SECTOR MEMBERSHIP LEVEL
• Affiliate - $375; $420 after October 31, 2016
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, 2016
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.