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National PTA 125th Anniversary

Notes from the Backpack Podcast

Join PTA For Your Child

Purpose, Policies and Structure

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, list basic policies of the National PTA association and provide 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.

Current Bylaws


These are the current National PTA Bylaws adopted June 2022:


For questions regarding National PTA’s bylaws, please contact

For questions regarding your state PTA or local PTA bylaws, please contact your state PTA.