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National PTA Bylaws

Bylaws govern an organization’s operations and contain the basic rules relating principally to itself as an association.

The National PTA bylaws outline the basic purpose of PTA, lists basic policies of the National PTA association and provides a structure for how the PTA association is set up.

The bylaws also provide information on National PTA committee structure, the annual convention and amendment process.

These are the current National PTA Bylaws adopted June 30, 2016 (disponible en español).

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National PTA Bylaws and Policy Committee's Proposed Amendments and Rationale for the 2017 Annual National PTA Convention and Expo.

If you have questions about the proposed amendments or rationale, please email National PTA Bylaws & Policy Committee at

Overview of the Proposed 2017 Amendments to National PTA Bylaws (February 23, 2017)

Download the presentation slides (.pdf).