Parliamentarian

Sue King, Ninth District PTA Parliamentarian parliamentarian@ninthdistrictpta.org


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-Bylaw Help Guide is here! Follow the step-by-step instructions on updating your bylaws online!

Please note any changes in e-bylaws requires a full resubmittal through the proper channels. Once returned from state PTA, they must be adopted by the association.

Bylaw Basics

Bylaws describe the purpose of PTA and its mission, and members’ rights, in addition to officers, committees and their respective duties. A copy of the association’s Bylaws for the 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 please visit – THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF BYLAWS


Bylaw Review

Bylaws should be reviewed annually, and updated 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.


eBylaws

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

PTA e-Bylaws Program


Here are some handy resources for Parliamentarians

Parliamentary Authority

Roberts Rules

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.

“***ARTICLE XV – PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

 “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.”

Questions?

Contact the Ninth District PTA office at info@ninthdistrictpta.org or the Ninth District PTA Parliamentarian Sue King at parliamentarian@ninthdistrictpta.org .

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