PTO Today Q&A

Q&A: Finance & Budget

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Best way to deal with bounced checks?
Our fundraisers seem to have received more NSF (non-sufficient funds) checks this year than in past years....
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Buying equipment for the school?
Our group has decided to purchase a laminating machine for our school. It is a costly piece of equipment....
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How much money to carry over?
How much money should be left in our PTO account at the end of each year? Several people have told us...
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Paying in advance for school purchases?
Our parent organization agreed to pay for a phone system and equipment for the school. The equipment...
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Should we pay school staff salaries?
Our charter school has lost some employees because of a lack of funding. For instance, we no longer have...
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Breaking a tie on spending decisions?
Our board consists of four people, and we constantly battle over money and how to spend it. We need a...
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Do boards of education impose financial regulations?
We are being directed to register with our county’s board of education. The board requires that our...
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Spending money on a single grade?
Last year, our president approved the purchase of two speaker systems for our kindergarten. The principal...
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Can board change spending plans?
Last year, our general membership voted to spend $6,000 to purchase a sign for our school. The sign had...
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Legal to use PTO money for raffle prizes?
Can our PTO use funds for incentives such as gift cards to be raffled off during meetings? Our principal...
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