Benefits of Joining the PTA
MDE PTA Member Benefits
Your membership in the MDE PTA benefits SBISD, MDE, your child(ren), our teachers and community. Your membership dues, and participation, help support MDE’s PTA efforts. As a PTA member, you have the right to vote on PTA matters at regularly scheduled PTA general membership meetings, including the PTA budget and programs. When you join the MDE PTA, you also receive Texas PTA Member benefits (see below).
Texas PTA Member Benefits
PTA provides opportunities to meet with others who have the same interests as you. By sharing common concerns, you will feel more empowered. Being part of PTA connects families and schools and results in parental support and makes school involvement easier. PTA also provides educational opportunities. From local-level parent education meetings to the Texas PTA Annual Convention, PTA encourages learning and the sharing of accomplishments, interests and concerns. Ultimately, PTA provides the opportunity to serve, to volunteer and to contribute to the welfare of all children, because children represent our future. PTA will introduce you to a great variety of new activities and opportunities to share your special talents. PTA will give you opportunity, not only to impact your local community, but to have input in major legislative and policy issues affecting children throughout the state. Membership gives you a voice. Exercise your right to vote. Get involved. PTA members in Texas receive the following member discounts:
- La Quinta discount rate
- 3% off auto insurance from Nationwide Insurance
- 5% – 10% off Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- 15% off admission at Schlitterbahn, Fiesta Texas, and SeaWorld.
- Discounts on selected Sharp Electronics products
- 14% discount at T-Mobile
- Monthly specials and 7% off at Dell
The Honorary Life Membership Award is awarded to individuals each year. The Lifetime Award Committee Chairperson gathers nominations and this special recognition is awarded to highly involved parents, teachers, and others in May of each year. If you would like to nominate someone for a Lifetime Membership, please contact the current Lifetime Membership Committee Chair or keep an eye out for the nomination form, which circulate starting in March of each school year.
Lifetime Members enjoy a discounted membership renewal rate.