Resolutions are an integral part of our State and National PTA. Arizona PTA has taken an official position on many aspects of child welfare, healthy, education and family issues through the resolutions process.
A resolution is a Call to Action on a particular issue or concern. The entire convention body votes on every resolution submitted for consideration provided it is within the scope of the PTA Purposes. Once a resolution is passed, it becomes the official position of Arizona PTA for five years. Action is taken to make our position clear and to help educate and facilitate change.
Your input is needed. The Resolutions Committee needs to hear from PTAs with concerns.
How is a Resolution submitted and processed?
Resolutions to the Arizona PTA are submitted in writing to the Resolutions Committee, care of the State office by December 15. The Resolutions Committee will review all submittals for compliance with Purpose and guidelines. Each body submitting a resolution shall be advised if their resolution has been accepted, rejected or if procedural errors have been made. In the case of rejection, reasons will be specified and the opportunity to work with the committee to correct those errors within a time frame established by the committee, if the submitting body wishes.
The Board of Managers will receive copies of all committee-approved resolutions at their Winter meeting. The Board of Managers may, if they so desire, simply make a recommendation of “do pass”, “do not pass”, or “no recommendation”. If the Board of Managers wishes to take such action, the Resolution Chair will provide this information to the convention body when presenting the resolution. All approved resolutions will be reprinted and mailed to all units at least 60 days before the Arizona PTA Convention.
To submit a Resolution for consideration, please view directions in our Resolutions Packet.