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“Sponsor” PTO at a new school?
I am the PTO president in a fairly small town. Our school is splitting because of growth issues and our...
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Options for playground fund money if the playground isn’t allowed?
Our parent group collected funds for a playground remodel four or five years ago. After we collected...
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No cash payments for PTO expenses?
I am the treasurer at my school’s PTO, and I have a parent who paid cash for pizza to serve at a dance....
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Any say over how principal spends our money?
Our PTCO’s main objective is to raise money to fund teachers’ aides. We give our principal in excess...
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Correct ways to spend PTO money?
We are hearing a lot about IRS audits and want to be sure that we are spending our PTO money correctly....
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Hire school staff for events?
Each year, we have a carnival. Because of school district rules, we must have nutrition services staff...
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Low-key welcome event for new group?
Our board just formed late last May. It’s too hectic for us to plan a full-scale back-to-school party...
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School T-shirts by a new PTO?
We are a brand-new PTO with no funds yet. We would like to have school T-shirts but were not able to...
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Do holiday events need to be inclusive?
Breakfast With Santa has long been one of our traditional PTO events. It’s much enjoyed by the children...
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Low-cost family welcome events?
Our group is looking for a way to introduce new families to the school. We don’t have a lot of funds...
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