Question: Leadership - husband and wife cochairs

Is it ethical for a husband and wife to be chair and co-chair of PTO

Asked by atldelfish



Advice from PTO Today

Craig writes:
I don't see any inherent ethical issue. Personally, I welcome anyone willing to devote the time and effort to being a PTO leader. If members are concerned about a conflict of interest, they can express that concern at the time elections are held. I do think that spouses, close friends, and mother-daughter combinations (yes, we know of one!) who serve as PTO officers together need to be careful about communicating well with other board members and including them in decisions. It can be easy for people who are close to seem like they are excluding others -- even if it's unintentional.

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