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National PTA: President Quick Start Guide
Texas PTA: President Quick Start Guide
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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.
- Call a meeting of the elected officers within 30 days of the election meeting to appoint the historian, parliamentarian and standing committee chairs. Appointments are subject to the approval of the board.
- Review the BASICS President Resource Guide for detailed guidance on leading your PTA
- Schedule a meeting with your campus administrator to discuss goals and expectations for the upcoming year.
- Develop a Plan of Work and submit to the Executive Board for approval. View a Sample Plan of Work.
- 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.
- Sign the Texas PTA Ethics/Conflict of Interest Agreement and submit to the Secretary.
- Complete both components of FOUNDATIONS Leader Orientation before October 15.
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 Ethics/Conflict of Interest Policy
- Make sure the board reviews the records retention policy, proposing any necessary updates to the association membership for approval
- Ensure all board members are graduates of Texas PTA Foundations: Leadership Orientation (FLO) by October 15
- Sign all contracts which have been approved by the board
- Be an authorized signer on the bank account
- 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
Share Your Success
One of the most valuable benefits of PTA is that our Leaders are part of a larger community who have the opportunity to network and share with one another. We know that PTAs across Texas are doing great things and we want to hear about each and every one of them! Submit your success story and be the Talk of Texas!
VIEW THE BASICS:
President Resource Guide
Spanish courses: National PTA E-Learning Library
PTA Nuts and Bolts Series includes Conceptos básicos para las juntas (Board Basics in Spanish), El presidente de una unidad local (Local Unit President in Spanish)