National PTA Adopts Bylaws Revision at 2016 Convention

National PTA Adopts Bylaws Revision at 2016 Convention
In March 2014, the National PTA Board of Directors authorized a revision of the National PTA Bylaws. The purpose of the bylaws revision was to update and bring into alignment the governing documents of the association to reflect current practices and better serve the association in the future. At the 2016 National PTA Convention & Expo,  the voting delegation adopted the National PTA Revised Bylaws.
View the National PTA Bylaws adopted June 30, 2016.
Major Changes in the Revised Bylaws
  • Clarification of the membership structure of PTA in terms of local, state and national levels
  • Update the committee structure and composition to streamline the work of committees and remove any overlapping responsibilities of various committees, some committee names were changed as well
  • Modification of the eligibility requirements to serve in National PTA governance positions
  • Clarification of the process for election as it relates to nominations from the floor, referred to as “self-nominations”
  • Changed the structure of and renamed the National Council of States to the National Constituent Association Advisory Council (NCAAC)
  • Increase the number of delegates for each state constituent association by five delegates at the annual meeting
What’s Next?
The National PTA Revised Bylaws took effect at the end of the 2016 National PTA Annual Convention & Expo, with the exception of amendments pertaining to standing committees. The standing committee revisions will take effect at the start of the 2017-2019 term. 
For more information, visit
National PTA Headquarters
1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 518-1200
Toll Free: (800) 307-4PTA
Fax: (703) 836-0942

Do You Want to Be a National PTA Leader?

Do You Want to Be a National PTA Leader?
National PTA’s Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) is seeking candidates to stand for election in June 2017 for the following national leadership positions:

  • President-Elect (2017-2019 term)
  • Vice President for Advocacy (2017-2019 term)
  • Vice President for Membership (2017-2019 term)
  • Secretary-Treasurer (2017-2019 term)
  • Eight member representatives for the National PTA Board of Directors (2017-2019 term)
  • Two members for the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee* (2017-2020 term)
National PTA elections are held at our annual convention. The next elections will be in Las Vegas, June 22-25, 2017. NLDC is accepting Letter of Interest Applications Aug. 15 through Oct. 1. You MUST be a PTA member at the time of submission.
PLEASE NOTE: You can also use this application to be considered for appointment to a National PTA committee. 
Completed Letter of Interest Applications must be submitted online on or before 11:59 p.m. PDT (3 a.m. EDT), Sat., Oct. 1, 2016. Emailed and faxed documents will not be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
Webinar on new online application process
Join the Nominating and Leadership Development  Committee (NLDC) for a webinar on the new online Letters of Interest Application Process, Wed., Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. EDT.  Registration will open next week.
Contact the NLDC at [email protected] or (703) 518-1251.
Need more information?
For a description of leadership responsibilities, visit For more info about the National PTA leadership, visit
Please forward this information to your constituents, local units, councils, PTA friends and other qualified individuals. 
*Per the current National PTA Bylaws adopted June 30, 2016, the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) name will change to the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC), effective July 1, 2017.
National PTA Headquarters
1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 518-1200
Toll Free: (800) 307-4PTA
Fax: (703) 836-0942

Webinar Supporting Hispanic Student’s Success

Webinar: Supporting Hispanic Students’ Success
When: Sept. 15, 2016
Time for webinar in Spanish: 1 p.m. EST—Register Now
Time for webinar in English: 7 p.m. EST— Register Now
Twenty-five percent of students today are Hispanic, and Hispanic children and youth are the fastest-growing population in America. We know that Hispanic and Latino parents want the best for their children and want to be engaged, but there are cultural and language barriers that make it challenging.
As Hispanic families head back to school, it is important they are equipped with tools and resources to help their children start strong and stay on track to success.
In this webinar, you will: 
  • Gain knowledge of the impact of family engagement on student success and ways to support Hispanic and Latino children’s learning and development in school, at home and in the community.
  • Learn how to advocate for a quality and equitable education to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach his/her full potential.
  • Geronimo M. Rodriguez Jr., 2015-2017 National PTA board member
  • Margaret R. (Peggy) McLeod, Ed.D, deputy vice president, education and workforce development, National Council of La Raza and White House appointee as a member on the board of directors of the National Board for Education Sciences
  • Jo-Ann Rullan, director, community empowerment initiatives, Univision Communications Inc.
  • Adriana Flores-Ragade, partnership director, social impact, Univision Communications Inc.
Contact Armen Alvarez, National PTA multicultural membership development manager, for more info.
It is a top priority of National PTA to ensure all families in all communities are welcomed, supported and engaged in their children’s education, which is proven to make a difference for student success. Univision Communications and Common Sense Media are key allies in our efforts to better serve and reach Hispanic families.
Download the Spanish version of this invitation and share with your Spanish-speaking audiences.
National PTA Headquarters
1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 518-1200
Toll Free: (800) 307-4PTA
Fax: (703) 836-0942
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Webinar: Zika Virus Response Planning: What School Administrators Need to Know Friday, August 19th, 2016, 1:30-2:30 PM EST

Webinar:  Zika Virus Response Planning:  What School Administrators Need to Know

Friday, August 19th, 2016, 1:30-2:30 PM EST


Please join us on Friday, August 19 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST to hear a special presentation from theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Education titled Zika Virus Response Planning: What School Administrators Need to Know.


As the school year begins, many of you may have questions on CDC’s guidance Zika Virus Response Planning: Interim Guidance for District and School Administrators in the Continental United States and Hawaii,  and how schools can prepare for potential cases of Zika. We are excited to have Dr. Eric Dziuban, Chief Medical Officer in the Division of Human Development and Disability at CDC and lead for the Children’s Health Team of the CDC Zika Virus Response, provide an overview of the guidance.  In addition to the guidance, Dr. Dziuban will also discuss the following topics:

  • Zika basics
  • Roles and responsibilities of school officials and public health authorities
  • Planning for possible Zika transmission in K-12 schools
  • School preparations for mosquito-borne transmission of Zika in local areas, and
  • Considerations for child care, camp, and higher education settings


Instructions to access the Webinar:

To activate and use your device’s digital signals for BOTH Audio, Video and the Presentation – join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by clicking:

Please click this URL to join.

Or join Audio Only by phone (to see the presentation, you will still need to click the link above):

+1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

Webinar ID: 494 704 100

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National PTA and Mountain America Credit Union Team Up to Help Families Achieve Their Financial Dreams

National PTA and Mountain America Credit Union Team Up to Help Families Achieve Their Financial Dreams


ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Aug. 8, 2016)—National PTA® is pleased to announce that Mountain America Credit Union has become the association’s newest Member Benefit Provider. Through the alliance, all PTA members can join Mountain America Credit Union. The credit union is also offering PTA members and PTAs a cash incentive when they open an account.


Mountain America Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution that provides a wide range of products and services, including savings and checking accounts, insurance, consumer financing and retirement planning.


“Families need access to tools and information that can help them better understand and take control of their finances,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “We are excited to join forces with Mountain America to help families analyze their finances, save money and plan for retirement and other life events to make their financial dreams a reality.”


As a Member Benefit Provider of National PTA, Mountain America is offering local PTAs a $100 bonus when they open a nonprofit checking account. PTA members will also receive a $100 bonus from Mountain America Credit Union when they open a personal MyStyle Checking Account.


“For over a century, National PTA has worked to make a difference for the education, health and well-being of every child. This is why we are so enthused to team up with the association. At Mountain America, we are also committed to taking action to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Sterling Nielsen, president/CEO of Mountain America. “Our vision is to help members achieve their financial dreams. Those dreams are as varied as our members, yet they all start with learning how to make the most of your money. We look forward to the opportunity to serve PTA members.”


For more information about the benefits available to PTA members through Mountain America Credit Union,


About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth.


About Mountain America Credit Union

With roots dating back to the 1930s, Mountain America Credit Union has become one of the foremost financial institutions in the country and the second largest credit union in Utah, with more than $5.6 billion in assets and serving over 600,000 members. The credit union offers a variety of financial products and services for consumers and businesses, including savings accounts, auto loans, checking accounts, business checking, student loans, SBA loans and retirement options. With a vision to help its members achieve their financial dreams, Mountain America delivers unparalleled service, quality, convenience, and education to its members and the community.


Media Contacts:

Heidi May Wilson, National PTA

(703) 518-1242, [email protected]


Bryan Packer, Mountain America Credit Union

(801) 325-6439, [email protected]