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Standing rules contain details about the day-to-day operations of a PTA. These rules have no mandatory wording and contain content dictated by your PTA’s specific needs. For PTAs who want to adopt new or amend existing standing rules, Texas PTA has provided Sample Standing Rules to assist you with the process.

Adopting New or Amending Existing Standing Rules

a.  Sample Standing Rules

b.  the current bylaws
c.  current standing rules
d.  any recommendations from the executive board and membership

a.  They meet the needs of the Local PTA
b.  Their intent is clear
c.  They are not in conflict with nor repeat any item in the bylaws
d.  They follow Texas PTA procedures and guidelines

a.  With proper notice, new standing rules and amendments to existing standing rules may be adopted with a majority vote in the affirmative.
b.  Without notice given, new standing rules and amendments to existing standing rules may be adopted by a 2/3 vote in the affirmative.

You will need the following:

Please note: The new or amended standing rules are not effective until your PTA receives a stamped, approved copy that is signed by the Texas PTA President back from the Texas PTA State Office.

PTA Name Change

Any Local PTA name change request that is in response to an official campus name change by the school district does not need to go through the typical Bylaws amendment process. That request can be expedited by following the steps below.

View the SPOTLIGHTS Bylaws and Standing Rules webinar.