Question: Changes to Bylaws

When making changes/amendments to the PTO Bylaws - who should vote/approve the changes? Just the PTO's executive board (officers), or does the vote need to be taken to all the PTO members?

Asked by Anonymous



Advice from PTO Today

Craig writes:
Bylaws changes should be approved at a general meeting. It's common to require a two-thirds vote to approve a change, and Robert's Rules recommends that you give prior notice to members when a bylaws change is going to be considered. Your bylaws should spell out the procedure for amending them. If they don't, you should adopt an amendment clause so there won't be any confusion in the future.

Community Advice

bchase writes:
Agree with PTO Today. That said, our bylaws state only Executives amend bylaws.

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