Question: Contracts without PTO consent

Is it legal to for the school principal to make contracts with individuals on behalf of the PTO without PTO consent?

Asked by Roxy



Advice from PTO Today

Rose H writes:
Hi Roxy,
This depends. Are you talking about contracts with vendors (fundraising companies, performers, etc.)? If so, not sure this is in the realm of legalities so much as it is a matter of more clearly identifying roles and responsibilities. A few other questions: How is your group organized? Is it an independent group? If your group comes under the umbrella of the school, the principal may have authority to do quite a few things. If your group is independent, it looks like it is time to review bylaws and review who is responsible for what.

Good luck with this, Rose

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