Bylaws represent the most important legal document of a PTA, establishing and protecting the rights of the membership. A unit's bylaws link the association to Virginia PTA and National PTA by which they are chartered. Bylaws represent the written contract between the membership and the PTA's elected officials, specifying what duties and responsibilities are assigned to each respective group. For these reasons, it is critical that all bylaws be current, clear in intent and an accurate representation of the way a local unit conducts the business of the association.

The voting body is the ultimate governing body and has the authority to approve revisions or amendments to bylaws.

PTA officers, committee chairmen and members should work toward acquiring a working knowledge of their bylaws.

To request a copy of your unit bylaws, email State Office.