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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 bylaws that were last amended in June 2015.

View the 2015 Proposed Bylaws Revision as Referred Back to the Bylaws Committee at Convention on June 28, 2015.

View the September 2015 E-Newsletter from the Bylaws and Policy Committee.

View the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the 2015 Proposed Bylaws Revision process and what PTA members can expect at the 2016 Convention.

View the Bylaws Glossary for an explanation of commonly used terms.

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Bylaws Revision Process Webinar Series

The National PTA Bylaws and Policy Committee will host a three-part webinar series to inform all PTA members about the National PTA bylaws revision process and the proposed secondary amendments to the 2015 Bylaws Revision that the Committee will present at the 2016 National PTA Convention.

January 28, 2016 — Understanding the National PTA Bylaws Revision Process and Article VII

Download the presentation slides for this webinar (.PDF)

The National PTA bylaws are the governing documents of the association. They outline the basic purpose of PTA, list basic policies of the National PTA, and provide a structure for how the PTA is organized and governed.

This webinar will cover the National PTA bylaws amendment process, the National PTA Bylaws and Policy Committee work since last year’s National Governance Retreat (NGR) and how the Committee plans to proceed with the bylaws revision process at the 2016 National PTA Convention in Orlando, Florida. Webinar attendees will also learn why the Committee is not proposing an amendment regarding the officers (Article VII) at this year’s convention.

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February 11, 2016 — What You Need to Know About the National PTA Bylaws Revision: Articles VIII, IX, and XI

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Need more clarity about the proposed National PTA Bylaws revision at the 2016 National PTA Convention? In this second National PTA Bylaws webinar, you will learn about the six amendments that the National PTA Bylaws and Policy Committee will bring forward for the elections process in the proposed bylaws revision. In addition, the webinar will address how the Committee is proposing one amendment about the executive committee (Article IX) and one amendment on the National Affiliate Advisory Council (Article XI).

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February 25, 2016 — What You Need to Know About the National PTA Bylaws Revision: Articles XII and XIII

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Join the National PTA Bylaws and Policy Committee for their third webinar on the proposed amendments to Articles XII (Committees) and XIII (Annual Meeting and Convention) of the National PTA Bylaws. The Committee will explain the four amendments they are proposing for the composition and roles of National PTA committees (Article XII) and will address their proposal on one amendment for the annual meeting and convention (Article XIII).

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Questions?

Email bylawsrevision@pta.org.