The Local PTA Bylaws (Article 6, Section 8) require that the nominating committee be elected at a membership meeting at least 60 days preceding the election of officers. This committee should never be appointed by the president nor be selected by asking for volunteers. No member should serve on this committee unless elected as specified in the Local PTA Bylaws. For local PTAs, the president and principal may not serve on the nominating committee and may have no part in its deliberations. No school or district administrator shall serve on the nominating committee within the district where he or she is employed.
The members of the nominating committee have a tremendous influence on the future of the local PTA or council and should be carefully selected. Nominating committee members are viewed as wise, tactful, persuasive, and as having broad acquaintance with the membership. Members of the nominating committee should be elected on merit and ability – never on popularity.
Members of the nominating committee are not excluded from becoming nominees for elected office. Thus, committee members cannot be deprived of the right to hold office by being elected to the nominating committee.
The local PTA or council nominating committee shall consist of at least three members (as specified in your Local PTA Bylaws) to be elected by ballot at least 60 days preceding the election of officers. The secretary shall record the election process and results in the meeting minutes.
Examples of Minutes
President Susie Sample outlined Local PTA Bylaws Article 6, Section 8, and asked for nominations.
Rick Raring nominated Nancy Name. Nancy accepted.
Jane Doh self-nominated.
Sara Someone nominated Angelo Always. Angelo accepted.
There were no other nominations and a voice vote was held.
Nancy Name, Jane Doh and Angelo Always were unanimously elected to serve on the 2020 - 2021 nominating committee. President Susie Sample verified that each individual nominated was a member of the PTA.