Stale Bylaws? Time to Update!

Updating bylaws is an important task for all associations and councils. But it is not a difficult task. The parliamentarian is the chairman of the committee.

Below are the articles and sections from unit bylaws on the process for updating bylaws.



Bylaws for this association shall be reviewed annually and updated at least every three years by the bylaws committee of this association.


Before adoption, all proposed amendments accompanied by the bylaws shall be submitted through channels to the California State PTA parliamentarian for approval. They also shall be approved by the California State PTA parliamentarian when there is a change of status (e.g., PTA changing to PTSA or when combining/dividing).


After the California State PTA parliamentarian has approved and signed amended bylaws, the process of adoption by the association must be completed. The association shall by a two-thirds (2/3) vote adopt amended bylaws at any association meeting provided written notice of the meeting was given at least 30 days prior to the date of the meeting to each member who, on the record date for the notice of the meeting, is entitled to vote at such meeting. (Note: If notice is provided by mail and the notice is not mailed by first-class, registered, or certified mail, such notice shall be given not less than 20 days before the meeting.) The notice shall contain the place, date and time of the meeting and the general nature of the business that the board, at the time of the notice, intends to present for action by the members, but any proper matter may be presented at the meeting for action.

Bylaws More Than Three Years Old

Click here for the list of associations and councils that have bylaws more than three years old. The date is determined by the signature date of the state PTA parliamentarian – not the date on the cover of the version used.

If assistance is needed, be in touch with the council parliamentarian or council president, if in council. If out of council, be in touch with the district parliamentarian or district president.

We Want To Train You!

We Want to Train You!

Did you miss our 2017 Summer Leadership Conference in June? Do you need some help getting started in this new year? Are you looking to expand your leadership skills?

We have a training for you! Please look below at the upcoming dates and times across San Diego County. Thank you to San Diego Unified Council and Chula Vista Council for sharing training dates with all of Ninth District!

Thursday September 7

Training With Chula Vista Elementary Council

  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Chula Vista Elementary School District 84 East J. Street, Chula Vista CA 92910
  • Subject: Financial
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: Helen Crenshaw, or (858)268-8077

Friday, September 8

Training With San Diego Unified Council

  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Street, Bungalow 7, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Subject: President, Treasurer/Auditor, Secretary, Q and A with your council leaders.
  • Cost: $10.00 out of SD Council Units. Free for SD Units. Includes light breakfast
  • Register: Use Google Form or call (619)297-7821

Saturday September 9

CAPTA Southern Regional Training

Wednesday September 27

North County Training With Ninth District

  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Location: Vista USD Parent Engagement Center 836 Olive Ave. Vista, CA 92083
  • Subjects: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, Reflections, Family Engagement
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: or (858)268-8077

Please RSVP to these events asap.

Again thank you so much to the Vista, Chula Vista and San Diego Councils or opening their trainings to all of our PTAs.

Need help? Contact your council PTA or our Ninth District PTA office – or call 858-268-8077

Ask Your Assembly Member To Help Kids Do Better In School

Take Action Now!

The research is clear: Later school start times improve the health, safety and academic success of students. California State PTA supports SB328 to change middle and high school start times in California to no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The bill does not prevent districts from offering zero period. We need your help to support this bill!

Click here to follow this link to email the members, or see recommended language. You can also contact your Assembly at their local office member using the information below.

Contact Your San Diego Representative

Capitol phone systems can sometimes make calls to Sacramento office difficult to complete. You can also contact their local offices or reach out to their social media. Remember to identify yourself as a constituent of their area.

Background: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “Studies show that adolescents who don’t get enough sleep often suffer physical and mental health problems, an increased risk of automobile accidents and a decline in academic performance.” The AAP recommends “middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later.”
The Center for Disease Control and the American Medical Association agree that these schools should start later. This “will align school schedules to the biological sleep rhythms of adolescents, whose sleep-wake cycles begin to shift up to two hours later at the start of puberty.”