Question: Co board members

Can pto have co board members? We are totally new members and not getting support from prior board members

Asked by Anonymous



Advice from PTO Today

Rose H writes:
We often hear about PTOs that have co-presidents, and other "co" board members. It's a great way to share the workload. You should check your bylaws to see if there's any language that might prevent this, but, if not, we'd say go ahead!

Good luck and let us know how it works out!

Rose C.

Community Advice

Liz2You writes:
I agree with Rose, I feel it is a wonderful opportunity to have increased involvement with shared responsibility. If your by-laws have language to prevent sharing board positions, you can always move to ammend your by-laws.

Community Advice

mum24kids writes:
I think it depends on your definition of "board members." In our case, our board is our board of directors, and it has a specific definition in our bylaws (it's basically the officers and the principal) and is designed to be an odd number of people to prevent a split board decision for matters on which they have to vote. If your board, though, is pretty much anyone who wants to run a committee or activity, then you probably don't have the same issue.

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