The parliamentarian advises the board of directors and members on matters of parliamentary procedure, and serves as a consultant, especially in a meeting, where only the chair has the authority to rule on questions of order or to answer parliamentary inquiries.
- Work with outgoing parliamentarians to transfer any needed information or documents.
- Review the Basics Parliamentarian Resource Guide for detailed support and guidance.
- Develop a Plan of Work and submit to the Executive Board for approval. View Sample Plan of Work (Español).
- Request a copy your PTA's bylaws and standing rules to share with the incoming board.
- Obtain a copy of and become familiar with the parliamentary authority, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR).
- Sign the Confidentiality, Ethics and Conflict of Interest Agreement and submit to the Secretary.
- Complete all mandatory FOUNDATIONS training within 30 days of election or appointment.
Duties at a Glance
- Maintains copies of current governing documents - bylaws, standing rules, policies and parliamentary authority.
- Provides guidance to members and board members on issues outlined in governing documents.
- Ensure your Local PTA meets all requirements of the Standards of Continuing Affiliation.
- Confer with president prior to the meeting regarding business items on the agenda.
- Advises the president on points of parliamentary procedure.
- Maintains a position of impartiality and does not make motions, enter debate or vote.