ELIGIBILITY (Bylaws Article 7, Section 14)
To be eligible for the office of president, a person must:
- Be a member of a local association in good standing within the district PTA boundaries at least thirty (30) days prior to election
- Have served as a council president, or have served on a council or the district board for two (2) years.
RESPONSIBILITIES PER DISTRICT BYLAWS
1. Coordinate the work of officers and committees of the district in order that the purposes may be promoted.
2. Preside at all meetings of the district association, and the district board and the executive committee
3. Be a member ex officio of all committees except the nominating committee.
4. Appoint the corresponding secretary, the parliamentarian, the chairmen and members of committees, subject to ratification of the district board.
5. Compile a list of district officers, and association and council presidents no later than May 15th for submission to the California State PTA by the deadline.
6. Sign all authorizations for payment as required by the district board or district. (See Check Request System: Payment Authorization (5.7.1), Finance Section, California State PTA Toolkit.)
7. Be responsible for completing the district annual report as required by the California State PTA
8. Represent the district at meetings of the State Board of Managers of the California State PTA
9. Have all contracts and/or legally binding documents approved by the district prior to signing a contract along with another elected officer. (See Contracts (5 .1.6), Finance Section, California State PTA Toolkit)
10. Be authorized to sign checks, and not be related by blood or marriage or reside in the same household as the other authorized signers for the district’s financial accounts.
11. Perform such other duties as may be prescribed in the district bylaws or assigned by the district.
THE PRESIDENT SHALL FULFILL THE RESPONSIBILITIES AS OUTLINED IN THE FIFTH DISTRICT BYLAWS, ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 1, AND SHALL
12. Write a message or article for each issue of the Arrowhead.
13. Host an annual roundtable of the superintendents from within San Bernardino County.
14. Organize leadership training for the district board.
15. Select a general theme for the term based on the needs and interest of the district.
16. Be responsible for the organizing and disbanding of units and councils in Fifth District.
17. Serve as liaison between Allied agencies and the district.
18. Attempt to fill vacancies in district positions with other than council presidents.
19. Attend SBCSS board of education meetings; if unable to attend, appoint a representative.
20. Prepare district news releases and submit to appropriate media.
21. Encourage units and councils to publicize their newsworthy events.
22. Become familiar with media format/requirements and encourage units and councils to do the same.
23. Oversee the following committee:
1. Superintendents Roundtable Committee
SUPERINTENDENTS ROUNDTABLE COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: THE PRESIDENT SHALL APPOINT COMMITTEE MEMBERS.
1. Secure the facility and necessary equipment and with the assistance of the president complete all required paperwork.
2. The Superintendents Roundtable requires one large room for meal and program.
3. Submit a one page invitation regarding the details of the event for publication in the Arrowhead two months prior to the event.
4. Invitations will be sent via schools express mail to all superintendents in Fifth District including the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.
5. When necessary, obtain speakers and/or entertainment.
FIELD SERVICE REQUESTS:
1. Complete appropriate forms when requesting a California State PTA representative at any function.
2. Greet and properly introduce California State PTA board members.
3. Provide packet of information for California State PTA board members in attendance.
4. Complete follow up forms to California State PTA vice president of leadership services.