A PTA New Year

As the holidays approach, PTAs should begin thinking about the next PTA year. Already? Already!
In order for the required steps to occur when they should, PTAs must begin planning now.


STEP ONE

Bylaws require the nominating committee be elected at least 60 days prior to the annual election meeting. Article V Section 3c notes the number of members and alternates to be elected to the committee. This election takes place at an association or general meeting.

STEP TWO

Committee meets and confidentially discusses the skills necessary to complete the work of each of office and which member has those skills. The nominating committee chairman contacts potential nominees asking for permission to nominate that person. No promise of election should be given.

STEP THREE

With 30 days’ notice, notify members of the election meeting and the names of those nominated.

STEP FOUR

All PTA bylaws provide for the annual election be conducted prior to the second week of April. Check your bylaws for the month when the election should be conducted. This date applies no matter if last year’s election was in the spring, summer of fall.

STEP FIVE

Convene the meeting. The president conducts the election of officers even if s/he is a nominee.

STEP SIX

Begin transition work immediately.


See the bylaws, and Toolkit for detailed information about each of these steps toolkit.capta.org/?s=Elections