Legalities Your PTA Needs To Know

PTA’s are separate entities from the school/community they represent and are fiscally responsible to proceed as such.  Many times PTA units are unsure of what they are REQUIRED to do as a PTA and who requires it. Let’s break it down:

  • The Wisconsin PTA Standards of Affiliation document contains your rights and benefits as a PTA Affiliate and also outlines your responsibilities to the PTA organization and the federal and state governments. (Click here to view the document) You will also find a suggested sample for your PTA to use with your board members.
  • Your Bylaws have specific rules of your organization and job descriptions.  Familiarize yourself with them. A copy can be obtained from the state office.
  • Wisconsin PTA provides Handbooks for certain Officer and Chair duties. See individual areas for the handbooks.