Request a copy of your PTA Bylaws

Attention Submitter:
>Your role as officer of this PTA will be verified before you are emailed a copy of your Bylaws, Bylaws Snapshot Worksheet (and Standing Rules if applicable).
>Please note that the request will be completed as soon as possible. During back to school months and holidays, the turn around time could take up to 2-3 weeks depending on the volume we are experiencing. However, the rest of the year, your request can be filled in about a week, or less. 
**If you need a copy of your Bylaws Urgently, be sure to contact our office via Phone ( 1-800-TALK-PTA ) and ask to speak with Kim Hodges.**
Please Note:

As the chartering association, Texas PTA provides a template that includes both required and optional language. The required language cannot be changed by the Local PTA, and member approval is not necessary for any changes authorized by the Texas PTA Board of Directors. PTAs should request a copy of their bylaws from Texas PTA after August 1 each year to ensure access to the most current required language.

The optional language must be approved by the members of a Local PTA with a 2/3 vote. Changes to optional language (including local dues) are not effective until your PTA receives a date-stamped copy signed by the Texas PTA President.

To maintain Good Standing with Texas PTA, all Local PTAs must update or amend their bylaws and standing rules (if applicable) to Texas PTA at least once every three years.

Updating or Amending Bylaws

1. Request a copy of your bylaws from Texas PTA.
2. Texas PTA will provide the most current bylaws, standing rules (if applicable) and a Bylaws Snapshot Worksheet.
3Appoint a review committee to consider possible changes.

a. Use the Bylaws Snapshot Worksheet as a guide to review your PTA’s current optional language and recommend any needed changes.

b. If no changes are recommended, move to step 5.

c. If changes are proposed, call a meeting of the membership (with 30-days’ notice) to approve.

d. Record the exact wording of the amendments and voting results in the Membership meeting minutes.

4. Prepare submission for Texas PTA.
b. Obtain a digital copy of the membership meeting minutes where the amendments were approved, you will be asked to upload the Membership meeting minutes in step 5 for any amendments. 

5. Submit your bylaws to Texas PTA for approval.

a. For updated bylaws (no amendments), select the “requires no changes” option.

b. If standing rules are also submitted, the format must be Microsoft Word.

 If you have any questions regarding the review process go to the Bylaws page of our website for answers and a video tutorial. If you need additional help with your Bylaws, or have Bylaw related Questions please call 1-800-TALK-PTA or email the Member Services department for guidance.

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