All units and councils must have PTA bylaws under which they operate.
The bylaws must be updated every 3 years to keep your unit or council in
good standing with the State and National PTA. Bylaws are the backbone of
your organization. You are encouraged to use the new Bylaws EZ
process as it is more efficient, user friendly and takes less than 15
minutes to complete.
You will only need to send in the completed Bylaws Cover page, signed by the
President and Secretary and dated with the Membership Adoption date. The
bylaws are sent electronically to your Region Bylaws Chair (RBC) who will
review them and forward them electronically to the NYS PTA Bylaws
Coordinator for approval. Once approved, you will receive two hard copies of
your bylaws along with an electronic copy in pdf format. This will enable
you to share the approved bylaws with your board members.
You will still need to have your bylaws approved by your membership, giving
them the required 30 days’ notice of the vote. You will be able to print a
copy of the bylaws in process once you have completed the online
process and then discard them when you receive your NYS
PTA approved bylaws.
We encourage you to have written Procedures where the executive committee
and executive board roles can be described in more detail than in your
bylaws. Please review the Sample Procedures posted on our website that allow
you to customize them to fit the needs of your unit or council.
Please download the Instructions and read them carefully before going
to the EZ website and inputting your bylaws.
We are very exited to offer the Bylaws EZ
process to you.
We want you to go through the process to ensure that your bylaws meet the
needs of your unit or council but in a manner that is effective as well as
here for Region Bylaws Contact information.
Where a unit or council has extra detail that cannot be added, or is not
an option in Bylaws EZ, we encourage you to have written Procedures where
the executive committee and executive board roles can be described in more
detail than in your bylaws. Please review the Sample Procedures posted
below. You can then customize them to fit the needs of your unit or council.
Sample Procedures (Word)
NYS PTA Bylaws
Bylaws form the legally binding document that governs an association.
Bylaws are designed to help a PTA group function in an orderly manner.
The bylaws of the association include all the rules that the society
considers so important that they (a) cannot be changed without previous
notice and (b) cannot be suspended. Every member of an association board
should have a copy of the bylaws and be familiar with them.
These are the current PTA bylaws as amended to conform to the National PTA bylaws. All previous copies are no longer in effect.
NYS PTA Bylaws