Switching From PTA to PTO - Key steps if your group is planning to change from a PTA to an independent PTO.
PTO vs. PTA
What's the difference between PTO and PTA? Does it matter? Expert insight on this issue, including how-tos and FAQs on switching from PTA to PTO.
PTO vs. PTA: What's the Difference? - The vast majority of parent-teacher groups are actually independents rather than formally affiliated PTAs.
Insurance: Do You Need It? - Without insurance, your group and your officers may be at risk. Here's what you should know to assess your needs.
How To Start a PTO - Step-by-step tips for getting a new parent group up and running at your school.
PTO vs. PTA 101
PTO vs. PTA: Differences at a Glance
Dues, insurance, nonprofit status, and more - get the scoop on the pros and cons of PTA compared with PTO.
- PTO vs. PTA FAQs
Answers to key questions about PTOs and PTAs, including how to get started organizing your group.
- Taxes, PTOs, and the IRS
Get the scoop on tax exemption, 501(c)(3), and the IRS
- PTO Startup Toolkit
PTO Today's startup toolkit walks you through all the key aspects of starting a PTO, including getting 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
- Your Group's Legal Status
Is your group tax-exempt? Incorporated? How to find out—and keep your records up to date.
- How To Write PTO Byalws
Simple guidelines and plenty of samples to help you create bylaws that work for your group.
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