To be in good standing your PTA Unit/Council must:
- Adhere to the objects and basic policies of the PTA
- Has ten (10) or more members to organize a local unit and fifteen (15) or more members to sustain good standing status of an existing unit.
- Remit the State and National portion of dues to Wisconsin PTA annually on or before November 1st and periodically thereafter.
- Review or revise their bylaws every three (3) years and submits copies for approval by the Wisconsin PTA Bylaws
- Submits an officer list to the Wisconsin PTA office by September 15th. Audits the treasurer’s books as specified in Article IX and submits the PTA audit form to the Wisconsin PTA by November 1st. Submit proof of filing IRS required taxes with either proof of online filing or a copy of State and Federal tax forms by December 15th.
Only PTA/PTSA/Councils in good standing are eligible to receive mailings and support from Wisconsin PTA,participate in PTA programs including Reflections,and qualify for awards and grants.
Good Standing Documents, Information & Survey
Units Not in Good Standing
If a unit or council does not submit due for at least 15 members by June 30th they will no longer be allowed to remain a PTA, have their charters pulled and lose their 501(c)3 tax exempt status. If a unit or council does not have current bylaws or a completed audit within a year of their due date they may work with a Wisconsin PTA Board member for a fee or lose their 501(c)3 tax exempt status.
What is a PTA Council?
A ‘council’ is a group of local PTA units (no lessthan three) organized under the authority of the State PTA for the purpose of promoting conferences, communications, leadership development, and coordination of efforts of such local PTA units.
Purposes of Councils:
Councils play an important role in the PTA. They provide support and assistance to the PTA units within their areas and are a valuable resource of guidance and information. Councils provide the following services:
Interpret, promote and support the basic policies of the PTA
Coordinate the efforts of local units within their areas
Make people aware of the need for action through the united strength of local PTAs
Promote the use of State and National PTA publications, programs, and projects
Provide in-depth background information on current issues related to the lives and education of children and youth
Assist local units, when asked, in understanding and carrying out action requested by resolutions adopted at State and National PTA conventions
Build local unit and public support for local, State, and National PTA legislative action
Provide opportunities for PTAs to address issues, which include but reach beyond the local school community
Strengthen PTA leadership by providing leadership development
Coordinate/cooperate in community projects
Enhance communication among local units, the council, and the state
Represent the interests of their member local units and the State and National PTA before school districts within their geographic areas and other
appropriate provider organizations or advocacy groups
Provide a forum for public information and debate on issues affecting children and youth, for candidates for public office and for legislative/public policy matters