We live a society that loves drama. Case in point: Reality TV. But I think we could all do without drama in our parent groups. When I came across this article about about a dad suing a PTO group I winced. Sheesh, I hate reading these stories! Here’s how this school ended up at odds:
A conflict that originated on the Encinal School basketball court appears headed for a court of law after a father who was stripped of his volunteer coaching position filed a lawsuit against the school’s Parent Teacher Organization and three parents who volunteer as PTO officers.
Now, we’ll never know what really happened. It’s one person’s word against another. What we do know is that noone ever expects to be sued. Here’s your nugget from this story: get insurance for your parent group. We get asked all the time: do we really need insurance? The answer is always yes. Chances of getting sued are slim but if you add up the chances of embezzlement and event issues and injuries — it’s just not wise to hedge your bets. After all, it’s our kids’ education we are talking about.