Alaska PTA REsolutions
If local PTA/PTSA units have concerns that affects the children in local communities and/or schools and believe it may affect children across Alaska, then put the Alaska PTA to work on these issues by sending resolutions to the Alaska PTA office for consideration at our Annual PTA Convention.
What is a resolution?
At each Alaska PTA convention, delegates take action on resolutions submitted by local units and councils or by the Board of Managers of the Alaska PTA. Resolutions adopted by the convention constitute positions of the Alaska PTA unless and until they are amended or rescinded. They may be amended, reaffirmed, or rescinded by the Board of Managers.
Resolutions must be received at least 60 days prior to the convention to allow time for consideration by the Resolutions Committee and for mailing of resolutions to units prior to convention. Resolutions received after this time will be considered only if they meet emergency resolution criteria. A copy of the "Resolution Cover Sheet" should be attached to each resolution which is submitted. A copy of this form will be sent to each unit prior to convention. Background material should be submitted with the resolution.
CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION
To be appropriate for consideration by the Alaska PTA Resolutions Committee, a resolution shall:
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A Resolution is an original main motion which, because of its importance, length, or complexity is submitted in writing. At conventions new business is introduced through resolutions.
How to write a resolution
Brief title of what the resolution is about.
State a reason in support of the resolution. End each Whereas statement, except the last, with “; and,”
State another reason. Each Whereas is an independent statement of support for the resolution.
Another reason if needed. Try to limit the resolution to four to five statements of support. End your last Whereas statement with “; therefore, be it”
State the action to be taken on the resolution. If there is more than one resolved statement, end the first resolved statement with “; and be it further”
A brief summary of supporting materials.
Please see the sample resolution for further reference: