State PTA Governance
A BYLAW is a rule or law established by an organization or community to regulate itself, as allowed or provided for by some higher authority. The higher authority, generally a legislature or some other government body, establishes the degree of control that the bylaws may exercise.
STANDING RULES are the rules an organization uses to administer its affairs under the provision of its bylaws. They set forth the procedures adopted to accomplish specific areas of specific work. Standing Rules are more flexible than bylaws.