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Can a PTO be K-12?
We are trying to form a parent group at a high school. Are there any restrictions on using the name “PTO”?...
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Is tax-exemption the same as 501(c)(3)?
I have a tax-exemption number and have been told that it is the same as being a 501(c)(3) because we...
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Audits required for nonprofit organizations?
I was in a meeting tonight and someone said that 501(c)(3) organizations are required to have a CPA audit...
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School board writing PTO’s bylaws?
Our school board is currently reorganizing and has decided the PTO should be reorganized, as well. The...
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Is e-postcard necessary?
Does our PTO need to file an e-postcard with the IRS? Our gross receipts are less than $25,000 a year....
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Independent 501(c)(3), or part of the school?
We are a fairly new school. Our principal informed us that we have to obtain our own 501(c)(3) status...
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PTO at a for-profit school?
Is it true that a PTO cannot use its funds to support a for-profit school? Is there a difference between...
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Revising bylaws: Just the board, or all parents and school administration?
Who needs to be present to revise our bylaws? Just PTO officers and directors or teachers, parents, and...
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Petty crimes included in bylaws?
We are rewriting our bylaws right now. An incident involving a parent stealing from a local grocery store...
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Can PTO use funds to support referendum?
Our school district has had a referendum come to ballot five times over the past four years. Each time,...
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