Membership Become a member of LATA! To become a member of LATA, complete the PSA application form or go to www.bctf.ca/PSA/jointoday.Encourage your colleagues to become members of LATA too! You do not need to be a learning assistance or learning resource teacher to join; all educators are welcome.
Chapters The forming of a local chapter affords the opportunity for more contact with colleagues and adds weight for action on behalf of those concerned at both local and provincial levels. Any interested group of Learning Assistance teachers may form a chapter. The majority of local Learning Assistance teachers in your chapter should have membership in the provincial specialist association of LATA.
Steps to be taken:
Inform your local PD chairperson.
Inform the provincial LATA President, who serves as the chapter co-ordinator for the BCTF's Learning Assistance Teachers' Association. The president or any member of the provincial executive can help you in the organization of your chapter, if you so desire.
Forward your constitution and a list of your executive officers to the provincial LATA President. This will constitute your official LATA chapter status.
Responsibilities of the Local Chapter:
As a local chapter, you should:
encourage membership in LATA and stay informed provincially through communication with the LATA executive;
keep the LATA president informed of concerns and pertinent changes in learning assistance in your school district; and
relay information to your local membership as you receive it from the provincial LATA president.
Responsibilities of the Provincial Association (PSA):
The Provincial Association (PSA) is responsible keeping the local chapter (LSA) informed and updated:
through our president; and,
through our professional development opportunities.
LATA encourages chapter networking, education, and involvement between the provincial LATA group and local LATA chapters. To facilitate this process, LATA will provide a designated sum of money to local chapter presidents or chapter representatives attending the AGM, which is held in October each year.