Texas PTA's legislative work is driven by a grassroots model that seeks input and voice from our PTAs and their members. A series of resolutions and legislative positions, each of which is adopted by our members during the annual meeting, provide a framework that allows the Texas PTA Board of Directors to establish legislative priorities and act effectively on behalf of our members.
A resolution is an original main motion which, because of its importance, length, or complexity, is submitted in writing. Resolutions call for action by the Texas PTA or its constituent bodies (areas, councils or local units). Resolutions seek to address problems, situations or concerns which affect children and youth and which require action for solution.
A legislative position is a statement outlining the opinion, will or intent of the association to address statewide problems, situations or concerns that affect children and youth. A position statement usually requires initial action to seek resolution on the issue, but the position is sometimes maintained, even when action has been taken, to substantiate the continuing will of the association.