Parliamentary Procedure & Bylaws

Parliamentary procedure is a set of rules for conducting orderly meetings that accomplish goals fairly. Benefits of parliamentary procedure include courtesy, maintenance of order, ability for each member to provide input and more.

Bylaws are the rules the local PTA must follow. They provide structure of the local PTA board, information on required meeting dates and other information necessary for the PTA to function. Bylaws are adopted and amended by a vote of your PTA’s members at a general meeting. PTA bylaws may not conflict with the National PTA bylaws or the New Mexico PTA bylaws.

New Mexico State PTA Bylaws

National PTA Bylaws


Bylaws Flow Chart – These are all of the steps required to approve a new set of bylaws for your PTA.
Bylaws FAQ
Suggested Outline for Standing Rules
Robert’s Rules of Order – The Basics
August 2018 NM Model Local Bylaws
Robert’s Rules of Order Online


  • Using Parliamentary Procedures for Effective Meetings
  • Writing & Proposing PTA Resolutions
  • Local PTA Secretary Roles & Responsibilities
  • Taking & Approving Meeting Minutes