BPAA is an association of school-based administrators who offer services for principals and assistant principals.
BPAA serves to monitor and influence local school board and legislative activities by informing its members on issues, policies, and legislation affecting the membership.
BPAA is an active group, but what does it do?
The primary mission of the BPAA is to generate one voice representing school-based administrators in order to provide a favorable environment in which principals and assistant principals can work in Broward County. This mission is achieved with strong support and representation of administrators in both the government and the private sector.
Does BPAA create better public awareness of issues affecting principals and assistant principals?
That is correct. However, a good public image is just one of the ways BPAA promotes school-based administrators. Other highly successful methods it employs include legislative and political action.
The BPAA is a not for profit corporation governed by a body of elected directors. Who are these people?
The president, treasurer, and secretary are individuals elected from the entire membership. The remaining Board of Directors are elected chairpersons of the various levels and organizations including the Broward Assistant Principals' Association, The Broward Association of Elementary School Principals, The Broward Association of High School Principals, The Broward Association of Middle School Principals, and The Adult Vocational and Center Principals. These school-based administrators are responsible for the direction and success of the association, but of course, they do not do it alone. The day to day business of BPAA is performed by a competent and dedicated Executive Director.
Why do so many Principals and Assistant Principals belong to BPAA?
Many are motivated by their desire for fair representation in the many arenas that constantly affect their employment conditions. Many members join in order to have access to legal defense benefits. However, the main reason is to work as one.
School-based administrators join in order to become active on various committees. The committees monitor local school board initiatives that have an impact on the school site.
The ability to enjoy many social activities, leadership opportunities, and valuable benefits and services are other reasons to join BPAA.