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Too many volunteers
Our school is putting together a Classroom Cre group this year. It was going to have 5 parents per grade...
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Removing a president
Can a PTO president be fired or removed from office? If so, how?
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Superintendent wants to approve everything
This is my third year as president of our PTO. We have a new superattendant in the board office and I...
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Am I too involved?
This question might be better for Dear Abby, but my husband and I have actually been getting into fights...
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Restrict programs to dues-paying members?
Is it legal for our PTO to force parents to pay membership dues whether they want to be a member or not?...
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Receipts from teachers for grant spending?
Our group gives out teacher grants throughout the course of the year. Just recently, our new treasurer...
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Teacher strike: PTO’s role?
What is the PTO’s role, if any, during a teacher strike? Can it support the teachers? For instance,...
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Starting a fund for needy students?
We’d like to start a new fund to help students with money for lunch or field trips. The money would...
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Charter school not allowed to have a PTO?
I was told by our principal that our charter school could not start a PTO or name it a PTO. What, if...
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Can someone without kids at the school serve as president?
What is the rule for being a PTO president at a school after your children have graduated? Is this a...
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