Click on any of the following for a description of how ELEA provides benefits...

Communications Insurance Programs School Business and
Organizational Resource Discounts
School Supply Vendor Discounts Tuition Collection and
Administrative Software Discounts
Conferences and Trainings
Accreditation and
Wellness Programs
Support and Advocacy Annual Award Programs
Individual Member Benefits    

Communications

  •   Monthly E-newsletters packed full of information on programs, events and resources
  • Annual snail mail packet with Membership Certificate, membership cards and more
  • Notifications of webinars,  grant programs that may be of interest, new discount programs
  • Email Yahoo Chat groups – one for administrators, one for pastors, and one just for elementary principals.  Seek support and advice for one another!

Insurance Programs

School Business and Organizational Resource Discounts

School Supply Vendor Discounts

Tuition Collection and Administrative Software Discounts

SMART Tuition – 10 – 25% discount on tuition management and collection services

ProCare – 5% discount on early childhood management software systems

Kangarootime – preferred customer status with this state-of-the-art childcare management software and solutions provider

Conferences and Trainings

Accreditation and Wellness Programs

Support and Advocacy

  • Staff and volunteers only a phone call or email away to offer advice, resources and a listening ear to help administrators, pastors and other school leaders when challenges arise
  • Representation at the national level through ELCA Schools’ membership in the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) – the voice of private education in the United States
  • Representation at the national level with the United States Department of Education Non-Public office – dissemination of information and advocacy at this all-important level
  • Representation at the national level with the National Center for Educational Statistics, National Assessment of Education Progress (known as “the Nation’s Report Card”) and other national and regional educational institutions

Annual Award Programs

Ability to be recognized in one of ELEA’s award programs:

  • Early Childhood Director of the Year Award
  • Elementary Principal of the Year Award (Principal goes into selection process for the NAESP National Distinguished Principal Program)
  • Distinguished Pastor of the Year Award
  • Donald A. Vetter Educational Service Award

Individual Member Benefits

All of the above benefits with the exceptions of Insurance Programs and Accreditation and Wellness Programs.  Individual membership is NOT available to individuals currently employed by an ELCA school, center or church which has a school or center.  In that case, the church and its school ministry must join as an institutional member.