Question: PTO funds to pay a coach and Robotics?

Administration asked our PTO to pay $200 to each of two wrestling coaches - dads that stepped up to volunteer when a deadline was missed to hire a coach. Later, we were asked if Robotics parents could "volunteer" at our golf tournament to receive money for their teams. What are your thoughts on this? I am against it, becaise we state that the money we raise is for our children's education and school improvements that affect our students.

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Advice from PTO Today

Rose H writes:
Hi there,
Yes, this is getting into territory that's pretty messy. Your group could weigh the option of giving the Robotics group a donation. That would be much cleaner than what's being proposed. You may find that group members are happy to donate, or you may find parents feel giving the robotics team money would mean every team should get something from the PTO.


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