• PTA Basics Discover PTA’s history, structure, programs, and the issues for which it advocates. (approx. 30 min) New
• Board Basics Learn the basic governance structures behind most PTA units. (approx 40 mins) New
• Parliamentary Procedure This course will teach you how rules of conduct positively affect PTA decision-making, while ensuring fair and orderly unit operations. (approx. 30 min)
• Effective Advocacy For Your Child Organize around local issues and address them to benefit the needs of children and your community. This course is designed for emerging local leaders, but all are welcome to attend. (approx. 30 min)
The Council PTA/PTSA delegate has an essential and very important role in PTA. Each delegate has the responsibility to:
• Attend all Council PTA regular meetings or see that a duly elected or appointed alternate is able to attend.
• Attend all meetings of the Local PTA.
• Represent the Local PTA as a voting member of the Council PTA body.
• Participate fully in Council PTA discussions and deliberations. Each delegate (or alternate) is entitled to make motions, debate and vote at each Council PTA meeting.
• Maintain a procedure book.
• Take careful notes of announcements and the program at the Council PTA meeting.
• Report announcements, important actions and the Council PTA program to the Local PTA/PTSA members and/or its executive board.
• Place announcements of Council PTA activities in the Local PTA's bulletin or newsletter.
• Seek information or approval from the Local PTA members on matters referred to the Local PTA for such approval or information, and be ready to report or vote accordingly at the Council PTA meeting.
• Notify Local PTA/PTSA board members of the next Council PTA meeting and urge them to attend as well.
NOTE: Members of the Council PTA executive board do not count in establishing a quorum for Council PTA meetings.
• Delegates Role in PTA
• Parliamentary Myths
• Council Delegate Report Form
• Convention Delegate Report Form