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Membership FAQs

  1. Why join LSA?
  2. What are the benefits of Membership?
  3. How are membership fees determined?
  4. What levels of membership are available?
  5. We haven't budgeted for LSA membership. How might we find the funds?
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  1. Why join LSA?

    Membership in Lutheran Schools Association (LSA) means your school is part of something bigger. By joining LSA, your school belongs to a professional organization. Founded in the spirit of collaboration, we operate to connect educators in an effort to strengthen Lutheran education in the Metro-NY area. We are better together!

  2. What are the benefits of Membership?

    Here are some of the many benefits of membership. To learn more, please contact Jessica Raba, executive director, at 888.631.1149 x1.

    ADVOCATE
    We are your presence in Albany and New York City*;
    Communication on federal, state, and local issues that matter to your school community;
    Keep abreast of new funding and service opportunities available to non-public schools;
    Support in accessing and using Title funding.

    FACILITATOR
    Member rates for Annual Conference, Leaders Conferences, and other professional development opportunities;
    Support in current LSA initiatives with access to
    * Professional development for Curriculum Mapping and Development
    * Future Leaders Academy
    * Blended Learning support
    Recognition at our Annual Dinner for years of service and other honors
    Weekly communication about grant opportunities, resources, and pertinent deadlines
    Quarterly Teacher Resource emails, curated by our staff and sent directly to all teachers at member schools
    Support and Collaboration with NYS grades 3-8 testing and Regents exams, and achievement testing

    PARTNER
    Access cost-saving programs through LSA, such as discounts on supplies, insurance, etc.
    Virtual Human Resources support!
    Connect with other Lutheran schools via Regional Clusters and Affinity Groups

    We're here to help - ask questions and we'll connect you with answers!

  3. How are membership fees determined?

    School membership fees are calculated on a per pupil basis depending on the amount of time a student spends in school each week. A full-time student rate is approved at the Annual Meeting each spring, and fractions determined from that base fee.

    *NYC K-12 schools have an increased rate per pupil due to increased advocacy services at the local level.

  4. What levels of membership are available?

    School Membership
    This level of membership affords all of the benefits listed above, to all members of a school's staff, for the duration of the school year in which membership begins. The minimum School Membership fee is $175.00.

    Individual Membership
    Associate members receive some of the benefits listed below, on an individual basis, including associate member rates to conferences, communications, and consultation services through LSA, for the duration of the school year in which membership begins. The fee for NY Associate Members is $150/year while NJ Associate Members pay $125/year.

  5. We haven't budgeted for LSA membership. How might we find the funds?

    Many schools include the per student fee in their registration fees. Setting up a restricted account in this way helps to ensure that payment can be made at the start of each school year. Planning ahead each budget cycle can ensure your membership remains active.


Testimonials

We feel grateful for LSA! The staff is always responsive and supportive, providing guidance and great resources. As we look to diversify our teaching methods and to become more comfortable with the technology available, the professional development workshops by LSA were essential in bolstering our confidence to take on new challenges.  - C. King, Lutheran Elementary School

I thank God everyday for LSA and what it does for our school.  - M. Leake, Astoria Lutheran School

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