Standing rules contain details about the day-to-day operations of a PTA. These rules have no mandatory wording and contain content dictated by your PTA’s specific needs.
To maintain Good Standing with Texas PTA, all Local PTAs must update or amend their Bylaws (and Standing Rules, if applicable) with Texas PTA at least once every three years.
Your Bylaws are made up of two parts and outline how your PTA functions, define its primary characteristics, and include all the governing details considered important to the rights and responsibilities of members.
Part One: The Template. As the chartering agent, Texas PTA provides and oversees a bylaws template that includes required language, which cannot be changed by the Local PTA and does not require member approval.
Part Two: The customizable areas. These areas can be customized to meet the needs of your PTA community. It is important to note that any amendments to these areas require approval by your membership, at a meeting where thirty days (30) notice was given, and then, final approval by Texas PTA.
Bylaws & Standing Rules