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The Watershed School PTSA, a not-for-profit organization, was formed in 2009 to provide support for the newly-formed school. The PTSA, ID #02628110, was registered with the National and Alaska PTA in 2010. The organization developed bylaws and the current copy is attached at the bottom of the page. We have worked closely with school staff and focused more on building relationships than advocacy or raising funds. Nevertheless, we do raise money every year to support classroom and outdoor activities. For a small school, we are very proud of the achievements we have made for The Watershed School.

More about The Watershed PTSA from the Bylaws:

Article I: Name. The name of this organization is the The Watershed School PTSA located in Fairbanks, Alaska. It is a local unit in Region II, organized under the authority of the Alaska Congress of Parents and Teachers (Alaska PTA), a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (National PTA).

#Article XI:  Fiscal Year and IRS EIN. 

Section 1.  The fiscal year of this organization shall begin on July 1 and end on the following June 30.

Section 2.  The Internal Revenue Service Employer Identification Number (EIN) 

for this PTSA is  EIN# 27-1478661. [See attachment below.]

Membership. To become a member of The Watershed School PTSA, you may join at any time for $10.

More about membership from the Bylaws:

Article V:  Membership and Dues

#Section 1.  Every individual who is a member of a local PTA is, by virtue of that fact, a member of the National PTA and the Alaska PTA by which such local PTA is chartered, and is entitled to all benefits of such membership. 

#Section 2.  Membership in PTA shall be open, without discrimination, to anyone who believes in and supports the Mission and Purposes of National PTA. 

#Section 3.  Each local PTA shall conduct an annual enrollment of members, but may admit persons to membership at any time. 

#Section 4.  Each member of a local PTA shall pay such annual dues to said organization as may be prescribed by the organization.  The amount of such dues shall include the portion payable to the Alaska PTA (the "state portion") and the portion payable to the National PTA (the "national portion"). 

#Section 5.  The amount of the state portion of each member's dues shall be determined by the Alaska PTA.  The national portion of each member's dues shall be $2.25 per annum. 

#Section 6.  The amount of the state portion of each member's dues shall be $4.00 per annum.  (Alaska PTA Article VII, Section 6)

Section 7.  The annual dues for membership in this PTA shall be $10 per individual which includes the national portion of $2.25 and state portion of $4.00 per annum. 

#Section 8.  The state and national portions of the dues paid by each member of a local PTA shall be set aside by the local PTA and remitted monthly to the Alaska PTA. Alaska PTA shall pay to the National PTA the amount of the national portion of dues paid by all members of local PTAs in its area.  

#Section 9.  The remittance to the Alaska PTA shall be accompanied by a report, in such form as may be required by the Alaska PTA, showing the name and address of the president of the organization, the amount of dues collected during the period covered by the report, the number of members of the organization, and a copy of the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of the members of the organization (membership list). 

#Section 10.  Only members of a local PTA who have paid dues for the current membership year may participate in the business of that association.

Section 11. Immediately upon paying dues to the treasurer, a member may vote on items presented to the membership.

#Section 12.  Alaska PTA will mail membership cards to local units in August, based on the previous years membership totals. The expiration date for Alaska PTA Membership cards is September 30.

Section 13. A membership year begins on 1 September and ends on 31 August.

Jimmy Fox,
Nov 13, 2011, 8:41 PM
Jimmy Fox,
Nov 13, 2011, 11:00 AM