Executive Board

The executive board meets monthly as specified in the bylaws. The executive board should meet no less than two weeks prior to each association meeting so that members receive advance written notice according to the bylaws of all recommendations to be considered at the association meeting. None of its acts shall conflict with action taken by the association.

Unit bylaws specify members of the executive board and may include:

  • officers of the association;
  • chairmen of standing committees;
  • school principal or representative(s);
  • faculty representatives; and/or
  • student representative(s).

A unit with a small membership may reduce the number of members on its executive board by following California State PTA procedures for amending the bylaws. While each association is required to include certain positions in the bylaws, the district PTA leadership can provide assistance by making recommendations regarding the positions so that the executive board reflects the needs of the particular PTA.

Executive board meetings and minutes are confidential and attendance is limited to those individuals specifically listed in the bylaws. The president may grant a courtesy seat to a guest for the purpose of bringing information to be shared with the group. Guests do not participate in discussion or voting and should leave the meeting after the information is relayed.

A summary of actions taken by the executive board must be reported to the association at the next association meeting and usually requires further approval or ratification by the association. Actions requiring association approval are stated in the bylaws.

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