The following are the basic policies of PTA:

  • The organization shall be noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan.
  • The organization shall work with the schools and community to provide quality education for all children and youth and shall seek to participate in the decision making process establishing school policy, recognizing that the legal responsibility to make decisions has been delegated by the people to boards of education, state education authorities, and local education authorities. 
  • The organization shall work to promote health and welfare of children and youth and shall seek to promote collaboration between parents, schools, and the community at large. 
  • No part of the net earning of the organization shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to, its members, directors, trustees, officers, or other private persons except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes. 
  • Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (i) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Interval Revenue Code. 
  • Upon dissolution of this organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the organization, the remaining assets shall be distributed to one or more nonprofit funds, foundations, or organizations that have established their tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Interval Revenue Code and whose purposes are in accordance with those of National PTA. 
  • The organization or members in their official capacities shall not, directly, indirectly, participate or intervene (in any way, including the publishing or distributing of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office; or devote more than an insubstantial part of its activities to attempting to influence legislations by propaganda or otherwise.