Question: liquor licenses

Our PTO board just vote yes to help a fundraising event to obtain a liquor license. I think it is wrong for our PTO to do that. What can I do to help them understand the issue is that what our PTO represent?

Asked by jortis



Advice from PTO Today

Craig writes:
To be honest, I don't see a problem with having alcoholic beverages at an adults-only event sponsored by the PTO. For example, if you're charging $100 a ticket for your dinner-dance and auction, people are going to expect to be able to have a glass of wine with dinner. Lots of parent groups make alcohol available at certain types of events and do it without damage to their reputation. I think parent groups ought to make that decision based on what works best for them and their school community. To me, it's not a one-size-fits-all "should" or "shouldn't" issue.

Community Advice

cindyg31696 writes:
As a PTA we always served alcohol at adult only events. But, they were always off campus. In fact, at the last two adult only events, kids were on the premises in a supervised child care program. I don't see a problem with it at all.

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