The Parliamentarian is an officer usually appointed by the President.
The appointment must be ratified by the executive board. The main duties are:
Review and maintain the unit bylaws and insure they are kept current. If changes are required, the president will appoint a bylaw committee with the Parliamentarian as chair. Any proposed amendments must be first submitted through channels (Council, District and State PTA) for approval. Once approval is received, the amendments must be then approved by the unit association.
Assist the president during all PTA meetings. Keep track of motions, amendments, voting, etc during the meeting for the president. Provide input to any parliamentary questions that arise. The president or presiding officer will make the final ruling. If the Parliamentarian cannot attend a meeting, a secondary Parliamentarian must be appointed at the beginning of the meeting.
At the time of elections, provide instructions, eligibility requirements and those sections of the bylaws relating to nominations. The president conducts the election of individuals to the Nominating Committee and the Parliamentarian conducts the election of the chairman of the committee. The Parliamentarian may serve on the committee only if elected to serve.