Question: Hands off funds?

Does the local board of supervisors have any jurisdiction over PTO funding and how its moneys are spent? I believe the BOS is looking for a revenue source to fund our school.

Asked by Anonymous



Advice from PTO Today

Rose H writes:
If you are an independent (501(c)) group, you technically have the authority to make your own funding and spending decisions. However, it is a good idea for parent groups to try to work cooperatively with administrators and work towards more of a partnership. You don't want this to be adversarial because administrators can make you life difficult (restricting access to facilities, for example) You have a lot of expertise to share with them about parent involvement and funding concerns. They have a point of view that is helpful and can give you additional insights on district trends, etc. So, if possible, try to work with them.

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