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National PTA Virtual Convention 2024

Annual Meeting Business

During the Level Up PTA 2024 Virtual ConventionThursday, June 27 at 2 p.m. EDT—members of the voting body will have the opportunity to participate virtually in the live National PTA elections, as well as the debate and vote on proposed resolutions, resolutions amendments, resolution to rescind, bylaws amendments and dues rate.

Members of the voting body must pre-file amendments to the proposed bylaws, resolutions and dues rate by 5 p.m. EDT, June 25.

Review the Proposed 2024 National PTA Convention Standing Rules to be adopted by members of the voting body.

Who Can Vote

If you wish to vote during 2024 National PTA Virtual Convention and are not a member of National PTA governance, that is already part of the voting body per National PTA Bylaws, you will need to be selected as a state PTA delegate. You must register (including complete payment) for Virtual Convention by 11:59 p.m. PDT June 4, 2024, for your name to be part of the delegate selection process.

Contact your state PTA to learn about the process to become a state delegate. All registrants are urged to add Credentials@PTA.org to your safe-sender list to make sure you will receive the email from Credentials@PTA.org on June 5.

Credentialed voters will need to be virtually present in the meeting in order to vote. All credentialed voters will receive an email the morning of June 27 with their Zoom log-in information to participate in live debate and voting. Convention attendees who are not members of the voting body will be able to view the General Meeting in the Convention portal but will not be able to participate in debate and voting.

All members of the voting body are encouraged to join National PTA leadership June 18 at 7 p.m. EDT for a session on how the live debate and voting will occur during our virtual convention. Register now.

Members of the voting body must pre-file amendments to proposed business by completing this motion form and emailing it to Amendments@PTA.org by 5 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 25. No motions will be accepted after 5 p.m. EDT June 25.



Important Dates to Remember


Tuesday, June 4
11:59 p.m. PDT
Convention registration deadline for individuals who wish to be selected as a state delegate
Monday, June 17

7 p.m. EDT
Writing lab for proposed bylaws and dues rate amendments
Register Now

8 p.m. EDT
Live webinar on how the proposed dues rate will support all PTAs, with Q&A
Register Now

Tuesday, June 18

7:00 p.m. EDT
Session on how the live debate and voting will occur during virtual convention.
Register Now

8 p.m. EDT
Writing lab for proposed resolutions amendments
Register Now

Tuesday, June 25

5 p.m. EDT
Deadline for all pre-filed amendments for proposed bylaws, resolutions and dues rate



Elections

The Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) announced slated candidates in February. National PTA Bylaws allow individuals to self-nominate for these positions. Consistent with the Elections Policy, as outlined in the Governance Policy Manual, individuals wishing to self-nominate must have been considered by the NLRC through the Letter of Interest

Candidates

Here is the list of candidates (slated and self-nominated) for election.

2024 NLRC Member Candidates (2024-2027 Term)

Dr. David Allan-Matheson, New Jersey (Slated)

Abdul Akbar, Georgia (Self-Nominated)

Dianira Young, Louisiana (Slated)



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, list basic policies of National PTA and provide a structure for how the PTA is set up. The bylaws also provide information on National PTA committee structure, the annual convention and amendment process. You can learn more about the National PTA Bylaws at PTA.org/Bylaws.

Please carefully review each of the proposed bylaws amendments listed below. In your review, please refer to the current National PTA Bylaws which were adopted June 2023:

A video outlining the proposed bylaws amendments will be made available to you in early June.



Resolutions

National PTA resolutions are official documents outlining the opinion, will or intent of the association to address national problems, situations or concerns that affect children and require national action to seek resolution. You can learn more about National PTA Resolutions at PTA.org/Resolutions.

Please review each of the proposed resolutions, resolutions amendments and resolution to rescind listed below. A video outlining the proposed resolutions, resolutions amendments and the resolution to rescind will be made available to you in early June.



Proposed New Dues Rate

Please review the proposed dues rate motion and rationale. National PTA leadership invites you to join a live webinar Tuesday, June 17 at 8 p.m. EDT on how the proposed dues rate will support all PTAs, with Q&A. Register now. For more information, visit our Proposed Dues Rate webpage.



How to Submit an Amendment

All amendments to proposed Convention business must include the completed motion form and be emailed to Amendments@PTA.org by 5 p.m. EDT June 25 in order for consideration during Convention. The Governance Committee and Resolutions Sub-Committee invite you to attend the following virtual writing labs to get help writing amendments and ask questions to National PTA leadership and our parliamentarian. Registration is required.

  • Bylaws and Dues Increase Writing Lab: June 17 at 7 p.m. EDT
  • Join National PTA’s Governance Committee and parliamentarian to get help writing amendments and ask any questions you may have about proposed bylaws and the proposed new dues rate. Register now.

  • Resolutions Writing Lab: June 18 at 8 p.m. EDT
  • Join National PTA’s Resolutions Committee and parliamentarian to get help writing amendments and ask any questions you may have about proposed resolutions and resolutions to rescind. Register now.