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Join ATPE beginning April 1

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 3/30/2016

The 2016-17 Join Early Campaign kicks off tomorrow—Friday, April 1.

Membership for 2015-16 will be closed once the Join Early Campaign begins. Educators will be able join/renew early for the 2016-17 school year. Members can begin enjoying ATPE’s discounts, taking advantage of our professional learning opportunities, and reading ATPE publications right away. Professional liability insurance and employment rights defense coverage* will begin on Aug. 1, 2016. The 2016-17 application will be available here and a flier promoting the 2016-17 join early campaign will be available in Leader Central at atpe.org tomorrow.

New payment options are now available! We are very happy to introduce new dues payment methods and options for 2016-17. Payments can now be made via the following methods:

  • Check
  • Payroll deduction (via online application or paper application)
  • Credit/debit card (one-time payment or installments, via online application only)
  • ACH/bank draft (one-time payment or installments, via online application only)

For those who join early and select payroll deduction as their payment method, deductions will start according to their district's 2016-17 payroll deduction schedule. For those who join early and select credit/debit or ACH/bank draft (one-time payments or installments) as the method of payment, payments will be charged/debited beginning in August. Please note, installments are available to professional, first-time professional and associate members only.

2016-17 professional, first-time professional and associate membership categories will remain open through January 31, 2017. The first-time professional membership rate for 2016-17 will be $90. An educator is eligible for the first-time professional membership rate if they have never been an ATPE professional member.

2016-17 membership materials will be packed and shipped on Tuesday, June 21. When you receive your materials, please open the boxes right away, familiarize yourself with the contents, and read any important notices included. Please contact the Membership Department immediately at (800) 777-2873 or member_services@atpe.org if you have questions or concerns, or if you feel you received something in error. This allows us to resolve any issues in plenty of time before new teacher orientations begin, and the 90-day campaign kicks off.

Per the Charter Standards, it is critical to submit your 2016-17 officer and campus rep lists by June 1 to ensure that membership materials are shipped to the correct volunteer leaders. You can submit your 2016-17 officer and campus rep lists via the online forms in Leader Central (preferred) or by emailing the lists to volunteer@atpe.org.


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