Individual PTA Resolutions
National PTA considers resolutions each year at its annual convention. A convention resolution is brought forward at convention because of its importance, length, or complexity. It is submitted in writing and meets certain criteria. A resolution can be submitted by a local, council, district/region, or state PTA, as well as the National PTA Board of Directors. The following resources will help guide you through the process of deciding if you should submit a resolution, how to write one, what criteria you must follow, and where to get help.
All resolutions must be received in the National PTA office by November 15, prior to the year of the convention in which the resolution will be voted on, if accepted. No faxes will be accepted, only hard-copy mailed submissions.
Resolution on After-School Programs
PTA Resolution supporting after-school programs.
Resolution on Background Checks on Teachers
PTA Resolution supporting background checks on teachers prior to licensing.
Resolution Against Bullying
PTA resolution in support of policies and programs that address the prevention, intervention, and elimination of bullying
Resolution on the Ban on the Manufacture and Sale of Saturday Night Special Junk Guns
PTA Resoltion supporting the ban on the manufacture and sale of Saturday Night Special Junk Guns.
Resolution on Care of School-Age Children with Diabetes
PTA Resolution supporting general education on diabetes.
Resolution on Comprehensive Guidance Counseling Services
PTA Resolution regarding guidance counseling.
Resolution on Federal Budget Policies
PTA Resolution advocating for better funding for education.
Resolution on Firearm Safety and Awareness
PTA Resolution addressing issues of firearm safety and awareness.
Resolution on High School Graduation, College Preparation, and Access
PTA Resolution addressing issues of postsecondary education and student participation.
Resolution on Indoor Air Quality
PTA Resolution addressing indoor air quality issues.
Resolution on Internet and Wireless Communication
PTA Resolution encouraging promotion of ethical use of Internet and wireless communication.
Resolution on Mental Health Programs and Services
PTA Resolution addressing mental health programs and services.
Resolution on Nutritional Requirements to Fight Childhood Obesity
PTA Resolution addressing requirements to fight childhood obesity.
Resolution on Parent Involvement in Site-Based Shared Decision-Making
PTA Resolution advocating for the right of parental involvement in site-based shared decision making.
Resolution on Physical Education in Schools
PTA Resolution on the importance of physical education programs in the schools.
Resolution on Safety
PTA Resolution promoting safety for children and youth.
Resolution on Sale, Resale, and Destruction of Firearms
PTA Reslution addressing firearms and their effect on children.
Resolution on School Health Councils
PTA Resolution calling for the establishment of school health councils.
Resolution on School Trust Lands and Funds
PTA Resolution on sound financial management of school trusts.
Resolution on Strengthening Support of Public School Teachers
PTA Resolution addressing ways to support the teaching profession.
Resolution on Teaching About Religion in Public Schools
PTA Resolution supporting educating the public about U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding teaching of religion in public schools.
Resolution on Teacher Quality
PTA Resolution advocating for the equitable distribution of high-quality teachers.
Resolution on Teacher Preparation for Parent/Family Involvement
PTA Resolution addressing parent involvement.
Resolution on Violence in Schools
PTA Resolution addressing violence in schools.
Resolution on Violence Prevention
PTA Resolution on preventing violence.