Running Your PTA

WELCOME! LOCAL PTA OFFICERS AND MEMBERS.

Hopefully you have landed on this page because you want to get your PTA off to a great start! Here are a few simple steps to get you going.

First, we need to know who you are. Please take a moment to sign in and get on our mailing list. Whether you are required to complete the form or you just want to receive important PTA information, please complete the simple online form. Don’t worry about duplicates, we will take care of that.

OFFICER ROSTERS

Because your PTA is a subsidiary of Nevada PTA, we must have on file the legal officers of your PTA which is entered into Memberhub.  We need separate emails for each member, not just one PTA email for all members.  As of August 2020, Unit Leader information must also be updated in MemberHub.

Memberhub F.A.Q.

 

WHAT NEXT?

  • Download the Incoming Officer’s Guide Here. This guide will give you all the info you need to get started and help plan out your PTA year.
  • Click here to review the rules to keeping your PTA in business aka, the Standards of Continued Affiliation.
  • Review the PTA Kit and online E Learning that must be completed prior to in person training. Click here for the updated PTA Kit website.
  • Plan to attend local leader training. Virtual trainings will occur prior to Oct. 31st.
  • Make sure you have a copy of your PTAs current Bylaws. Email leadership@nevadapta.org if you need one sent to you.

UPDATED VIRTUAL MEETING GUIDANCE (issued April 2020)

Virtual Meetings 
Virtual Meetings are permissible as long as all bylaw requirements are met. All members must receive timely and proper notice, receive all needed access details and have the ability to fully participate in the meeting. For example, Facebook Live would not be permissible as all participants are unable to actively engage in the meeting but a virtual meeting on a platform such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, GoToMeeting, BlueJeans or Zoom (if the size of your membership is able to be accommodated) would be permissible.  Many of these options are providing free services currently or are available inexpensively for non-profits via TechSoup.  Meeting standards such as an agenda, recording minutes and parliamentary procedures should be followed.

Elections 
Based on the timing of school closures we recognize that PTAs were at various stages regarding nominations and elections.  For most units, the best choice will most likely be to delay elections until such time as regular meetings and activities are able to resume. Currently serving officers and committee chairs would extend until elections could be held. Continue to recruit and identify potential board members to be prepared for elections when able to conduct.  If a PTA would like to proceed with elections via virtual meeting that is permissible if all meeting requirements are fulfilled per the bylaws.

Financials
Many events, fundraisers and other activities have been canceled due to COVID-19. The Board of Managers is able to operate within the approved budget. The General Membership must approve the budget and any required changes.

We recognize this is a challenging and complex situation and appreciate everyone’s patience. While we may not be able to answer all questions due to the constantly evolving nature of this pandemic response, feel free to contact VP of Leadership, Megan Rutkowski at leadership@nevadapta.org for bylaws and leadership related questions.

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