Michigan PTA Standards of Affiliation
The Standards of Affiliation (SOA) are in place to insure local Units and Councils maintain good business practices, comply with applicable federal and state laws, and fulfill requirements necessary to be considered tax exempt under Michigan PTA's group exemption. Once a Unit/Council fulfills the Standards of Affiliation requirements, they are referred to as being in Good Standing.
SOA requirements are reviewed periodically by Michigan PTA's Field Service Committee and/or Bylaws and Standing Rules & Procedures Committee and, when needed, are amended and approved by the Michigan PTA Board of Directors and the voting delegates of the next Michigan PTA Annual Convention. SOA requirements were most recently updated in May 2016. When updates are made, Unit and Council Officers and Chairs will be informed of the change in the Officer/Chair Updates, e-mailed each Thursday.
Units and Councils that meet Michigan PTA Standards of Affiliation are eligible to:
- Use official PTA and PTSA logo
- Be considered tax-exempt under the group exemption of the Michigan PTA
- Participate in Michigan PTA and National PTA programs, including the Reflections Program
- Bring resolutions to Michigan PTA for consideration
- Send voting delegates to Michigan PTA's Annual Convention (as outlined in Michigan PTA policy)
- Nominate for and/or receive state-level award recognition
- Purchase Appreciation Awards
- Apply for Michigan PTA and National PTA grants, scholarships, and program participation funds (as available)
- Have high school senior members apply for the Fran Anderson Michigan PTA Scholarship
The Standards of Affiliation with Michigan PTA are as follows:
- Remit annual dues.
- Register officer names and contact information with the state office.
- Remit membership dues for all additional new members to the state office by the 28th of each month
- Submit a copy of their (current year) annual budget, (prior year) audit and Form 990 to the state office by December 1st.
- Review and/or revise bylaws every three (3) years and submit them to the state office for approval.
Use the SOA Checklist below to keep track of your submissions.
Click on the appropriate link below to submit documents: