Question: Funding offsite events

Our 5th grade parents want the VPO to handle the funds they are raising for their (off site, not school sanctioned) graduation party. The Board is concerned that we take liability if we handle money, even if we aren't technically sponsoring the event. Are our concerns valid?

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Advice from PTO Today

Liz L writes:
I'm not sure about liability per se, but it does seem an unusual request if the event is unrelated to your parent group and as you said, off site and not school sanctioned. If you're not involved in any capacity, I'd consider suggesting to them that they handle the funds.

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