Professional Governance Standards

In both schools and communities, PTA volunteers are recognized as leaders and advocates. They bring unique energy, perspectives and skills to the table based on their life experiences. A shared commitment to the PTA mission “to positively impact the lives of children and their families” is the driving force behind their efforts.

As board members, PTA leaders have a special set of responsibilities to oversee the management of their PTA as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and govern responsibly on behalf of their members.

That’s why California State PTA has adopted Professional Governance Standards. These Standards outline the key principles and responsibilities for board members to follow in running a PTA.

All unit, council, and district PTA executive boards are encouraged to review and adopt the Professional Governance Standards as part of their board orientation and team building at the start of the term. However, adoption of the Standards can take place at any time.

To learn more, download the Professional Governance Standards online in the Toolkit.



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