Advice from PTO TodayCraig writes:
It depends on your bylaws. A typical construction in bylaws is to define a member of the PTO as any parent or guardian of a child attending the school. And an officer must be a member in good standing of the PTO. Thus, if the teacher fits those requirements, she may be elected president. In a purely practical sense, it's most common for teachers (with no children of their own in the school) to assume the role of PTO president when their are no parents willing to take it on. Teachers who are willing to step up in this case should be applauded. But in general and all things being equal, if a parent is willing and able, the parent should probably be running the parent group with the teacher in a supporting role.
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