PTA Online Toolkit

Printable Toolkit

Download a simple version of the Online Toolkit by chapter for easy printing.

Know the PTA (pdf)
Finance (pdf)
Membership (pdf)
Programs (pdf)
Advocacy (pdf)
Running your PTA (pdf)
Forms (pdf)
Job Description (pdf)

Welcome to the new ONLINE TOOLKIT!

The California State PTA Toolkit provides guidance, instruction and ideas to ensure a successful term as a PTA officer or chairman. You will discover valuable information to assist your PTA/PTSA with the important work that you do on behalf of all children and families.

Our new Online edition includes all of the chapters of the previous Toolkit in an easier to navigate format. Click on the drop-down menus to find key topics, use the search tool, or view the more detailed table of contents for each section to quickly find the information you are interested in. You can also “toggle” between the English and Spanish versions. And you can download and print certain pages, chapters or the entire Toolkit.

The Toolkit reflects the hard work and effort of the California State PTA Board of Managers to create the best possible resource for you. It is based on more than 100 years of best practices by PTAs around our state. Many of your questions and concerns can be answered here in just one place. Remember, if you can’t find it in the Toolkit, you always have the safety net of your council, district or state PTA to answer your questions. Don’t hesitate to contact them.

Your input regarding your PTA needs is invaluable, and your help is necessary in continuing to make this and all PTA materials useful and pertinent. Please contact us at with ideas, suggestions and comments to help make the Toolkit as useful as possible for you.

Colleen A.R. You