Sue King, Ninth District PTA Parliamentarian

The parliamentarian assists the president by advising on parliamentary procedure. In accordance with the association’s bylaws, the parliamentarian chairs the bylaws committee, arranges the first meeting of the nominating committee and provides information for the nomination and election process.

For more information please review the Parliamentarian Job Description.

Our new e-Bylaws Help Guide is here! Follow the step-by-step instructions on updating your bylaws online!

Note any changes in e-Bylaws requires a full resubmittal through the proper channels. Once returned from California State PTA, they must be adopted by the association with the required notice.

Bylaws Basics

Bylaws describe the purpose of PTA and its’ mission, and members’ rights. A copy of the association’s Bylaws for Local PTA/PTSA Units must be made available to any association member upon request. A copy should be provided to all officers and board members. Each executive board member is responsible for making a thorough study of them. For more information visit – The Essential Role of Bylaws

Bylaws Review

Bylaws should be reviewed annually, and updated at least every five (5) years by the bylaws committee of the association, chaired by the parliamentarian.

Updating Your Unit Bylaws

When your PTA/PTSA begins updating the association bylaws use these documents.

Pay close attention to all of the procedures and instructions for an easy update.


The fun, fast, and easy to use e-Bylaws Program is available for most units through California State PTA.

PTA e-Bylaws Program

Here are some handy resources for Parliamentarians

Parliamentary Authority

In addition to the association bylaws, Robert’s Rules also provide authority for our PTA work. Every PTA should have a copy of one or both versions of these books. The expense is a legitimate PTA expenditure.


 “The rules contained in the current edition of ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER NEWLY REVISED shall govern the National PTA and this association in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not in conflict with these bylaws, those of the California State PTA, the National PTA, the articles of incorporation and the California Nonprofit Corporation Law.”


Contact the Ninth District PTA office at or the Ninth District PTA Parliamentarian at .

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