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Who is the PTA President?

The President serves as the presiding officer of the Local PTA and presides over executive board and membership meetings. The president directs the affairs of the association in cooperation with the other members of the executive board for a term of one year.


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Duties at a Glance:

  • Preside at all meetings of the board and membership
  • Call a meeting of the elected officers within 30 days of the election meeting to appoint the historian, parliamentarian and standing committee chairs, subject to the approval of the board (newly elected president)
  • Prepare written agendas for all meetings
  • Appoint a member, with the approval of the board, who is not an authorized signer on the bank account to open, review, initial and date each bank statement
  • Make sure all members of board sign the Texas PTA Confidentiality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest Agreement
  • Make sure the board reviews the records retention policy, proposing any necessary updates to the association membership for approval
  • Ensure all board members complete all mandatory FOUNDATIONS training through Texas PTA by October 15th
  • Sign all contracts which have been approved by the board
  • Be an authorized signer on the bank account
  • Foster an environment of open communication among all board members
  • Appoint a financial reconciliation committee, subject to approval of the board, at least 30 days before the last association meeting of the year
  • Represent Local PTA as a delegate to Council PTA
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees, except the nominating and financial reconciliation committee


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President Resource Guide

President Quick Start Guide

Facilitator Resource Guide

National PTA E-Learning courses

PTA Nuts and Bolts Series, Board Basics

PTA Nuts and Bolts Series, Local Unit President

Facilitator Resource Guide


President Quick Start Guide in Spanish

National PTA E-Learning courses in Spanish

PTA Nuts and Bolts Series, Board Basics (Spanish)

   Conceptos básicos para las juntas (Board Basics in Spanish) Aprenda las estructuras básicas de gobernación detrás de la mayoría de las unidades de la PTA. aprox 40 min

PTA Nuts and Bolts Series, Local Unit President (Spanish)