Each membership year, Local PTAs must meet both of the following requirements to attain Active Status with Georgia PTA. The membership year begins on August 1.
- Remit to Georgia PTA state/national membership dues for at least 25 members.
- Submit to Georgia PTA the name and contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address) of at least one current board member, preferably the President.
Local PTAs must comply with all of the following standards to remain in Good Standing with Georgia PTA. Local PTAs that do not maintain Good Standing will be subject to a Local PTA Retention Plan as described below.
- Maintain Active Status with Georgia PTA. (see requirements above)
- Report all members and remit all state/national dues to Georgia PTA each year.
- Submit to Georgia PTA the name and contact information for each board member within 15 days of election or appointment.
- Annually file Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax with the IRS, within 60 days of fiscal year end.
- Review Local PTA bylaws (and standing rules, if applicable) every two years and submit to Georgia PTA for approval.
Local PTA Retention Plan (initiated when a Local PTA does not maintain Good Standing)
Notification: Georgia PTA will notify the Local PTA of the action(s) required and allow the Local PTA 60 days, from the date of the notification, to attain Good Standing.
Restriction: A Local PTA that does not attain Good Standing within 60 days of the original notification will enter a restriction period. While in this restriction period, the Local PTA is not eligible for awards, programs or grants administered by Georgia PTA or National PTA.
Intervention: If the Local PTA remains non-compliant after 45 days in the restriction period, Georgia PTA will assign a Support Team to assist them, including the development of a written action plan to attain Good Standing. Restrictions will remain in place until an action plan is approved.
Restructure: For Local PTAs that do not attain Good Standing following the notification, restriction and intervention periods, Georgia PTA will begin the process of restructuring the leadership of the Local PTA or revoking the Local PTA’s charter.
- Active Status is used to determine eligibility in many Georgia PTA programs and services. Please reference specific program eligibility requirements to ensure your PTAs participation.
- PTAs submit board member information to Georgia PTA electronically via Online Submission.
- Bylaws are submitted via the Bylaws Submission Form found on the Georgia PTA website.