The Minnesota PTA was chartered in 1922 under the laws of the state. In 1925 the Minnesota Colored Congress of Parents and Teachers merged with the Minnesota PTA. As a part of the National PTA, Minnesota PTA extends the concept of a volunteer organization engaged in educating parents and teachers on issues affecting children and youth. It supports public education and the welfare of children.
The structure of the Minnesota PTA follows closely that of the national organization. The board of directors consists of a state president; secretary; treasurer; state committee chairs; past state presidents; council presidents; and standing committee. Committees serve the needs of our units in many ways; education, parent involvement, advocacy, art, and membership to name a few. Check out the full Board of Directors list for more information. The Minnesota PTA Board of Directors conducts the business of the Minnesota PTA as prescribed in the bylaws. All other business is conducted at the annual convention by the voting member delegates. The board also serves as a valuable resource for all local PTAs in the state. Call the Minnesota PTA office to request assistance from a board member.