Virginia PTA Uniform Bylaws

Bylaws represent the most important legal document of a PTA. Bylaws define your PTA's mission, purpose and principals, and link your PTA to Virginia PTA and National PTA. Bylaws additionally define the basic governance of your PTA in accordance with state and federal laws, establish meeting freqency, voting rights, and the duties and responsibilities of elected officers, committees and members. It is critical that all officers understand their bylaws. Each local unit PTA's General Membership may adopt adaptations to reflect the organizational norms of your school PTA. Those adaptations are documented on your Local Unit/Council Organizational Structure Form which is stored in your unit's MemberHub account. To request a historical copy of your unit's bylaws, please email the State Office.

If you have any questions about the Virginia PTA Uniform Bylaws, please contact your Council PTA or Virginia PTA's Bylaws & Policy Director at Bylaws@vapta.org

Local Unit Bylaws Documents: 

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Special Education Unit Bylaws Documents:

Virginia PTA Bylaws:

Annual Amendment Process

Submissions for the 2023 Annual Meeting will be announced soon.