Question: Bylaws

What happens when a PTO breaks their own bylaws? What can be done?

Asked by Anonymous



Advice from PTO Today

Liz L writes:
Violating the bylaws is a serious matter; bylaws make up the legal document for running your parent group, which is why it’s so important to review them regularly, make sure they’re a good reflection of how your group can be managed effectively, and make them widely available to members. Not following these laws of your organization can put its status as a nonprofit or tax-exempt organization at risk, and it can also make the officers in question personally liable if someone decides to sue your parent group.
The last question in this article offers detailed information on how to handle the situation if you think there's been a violation with the bylaws:

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