If you have questions, you should contact the LAPTA Bylaws Chair by email, laptabylaws@gmail.com, to review amendments BEFORE they are presented to the general membership. 

Bylaws & Standing Rules

Please Note:  The Louisiana PTA strongly recommends that all local units consider filing for incorporation. If your PTA should be sued for any reason, you as an individual can also be sued. If your PTA is incorporated, then only the corporation can be sued. 

Forms & Resources


Bylaws are the fundamental governing rules of a PTA. They contain the basic rules related to conducting the unit’s business and governing its affairs. The bylaws define the primary characteristics of the organization, prescribe how the association functions and include all rules considered important to the rights and responsibilities of membership.

Standing rules outline the process for implementing the policies and procedures found in the bylaws and are related to the details of the administration of an organization rather than to parliamentary procedure.  Standing rules provide the specific/additional details concerning the day to day running of the organization, the duties of committee chairs; detail the additional duties of any officer and anything else not covered by the bylaws.