What are bylaws?
The bylaws are your PTA’s most important document containing the specific rules for governing the organization. They are adopted and amended by a vote of your unit’s members at a general meeting. If you cannot find a copy of your unit’s bylaws, contact your regional director , the Missouri PTA state procedures and bylaws chairperson, or the state office. You need to have a copy handy.
What is in the bylaws?
Bylaws contain the most important things you need to know: the name of the association, purpose of the organization, basic policies, qualifications for membership, and rules for officers, executive board, meetings, committees, and running the PTA. If you cannot find an answer in your bylaws, you should refer to Roberts Rules of Order.
How are changes made in the bylaws?
To consider changes to the bylaws, a small committee should be appointed to study the proposed changes and to make recommendations to the board for their preliminary approval. Then previous notice, as listed in the unit bylaws, of the proposed changes must be given to all members. A bylaws change requires a two-thirds vote of the members present at the general meeting; a quorum must be present.
Who should have copies of the bylaws?
The entire Board should have a copy of your current bylaws. Upon request, copies should be made available to all members.