PTA Leaders

Students as Officers

Students, upon payment of full membership dues, have all membership rights, privileges and responsibilities. They provide the student perspective and can make valuable contributions to your PTA’s work.

According to California’s Corporation Code and civil law, a student may serve in any PTA/PTSA office. All officers, adults and students alike, must perform duties of the office as outlined in the bylaws.

Financial procedures

  • Checking Accounts – In accordance with PTA policy, two signatures are required on all checks issued for payment. Students may be signatories on the PTA/PTSA account as long as they have been approved as one of the signatures by the association, and the payment has been noted in the minutes of the association. The local bank should be contacted prior to nominating a student to an officer position which is a check signator.
  • Contracts or Binding Procedures – All contracts or binding commitments of the association must always be approved and voted on by the association in accordance with PTA policy. Refer also to California State PTA Toolkit.

Contact your district PTA should you have any questions.