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Question: Lump Sum Donations?

Our school is asking our PTO to pay a lump sum donation at the beg. of the school year equal to the amount allotted in the budget for teachers and grade level teams. This money would be deposited into the school's ASB account for use to be managed by the school's office personnel. I'd like to know your thoughts on this as it doesn't feel right to our current board members.


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Rose H writes:
Hi there,
That is probably not the best of ideas. If your group is able to set aside funds for teachers each year, that's great. But it would make more sense for your group to oversee that money and have more of a hand in how it's used. Perhaps get a little more feedback from the school about why they'd like to set it up that way and you can share that by keeping this process with your group, you are more connected to the teachers and fostering relationships with them.

Rose


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