Executive Committee: The EC of a PTA consists only of its elected officers or as outlined in the PTA's Standing Rules.
Board of Directors: The elected officers and other appointed members as specified in the standing rules.
What can EC do & what can the Board of Directors can do?
The executive committee studies and makes recommendations to the PTA's board of directors.The only authority actually given to the executive committee is to approve appointments by the president.
The board of directors is the main decision-making body and legal representative of a PTA; the members expect board members to be responsive to their needs and to be well informed as they conduct the business of the association.
Responsibilities of the Board
The board's role is to insure the continuity of the association by planning for its future: establishing and reviewing the major policies and programs that support its goals and objectives; and making sure that the organization is fiscally sound. Most business of the PTA can and should be conducted by the board of directors. Decisions of the board of directors must be supported by every member of the board of directors.