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Online Voting Tips for PTOs and PTAs

Making your officer elections virtual can help keep business moving along even if you can’t meet in person. (And yes, it's legal!)

Elections & Transition

Officer Transition: Planning Ahead

Prepare new officers for success by making sure they have the information and training they need.


5 Tips for Your Upcoming PTO or PTA Election

Holding an election soon? Here are some important points to consider.

PTO Today Article

Election Season Tips To Ease Officer Transition

Steps to take now to ensure that the transition to a new board goes smoothly.

Free Leadership Guide
PTO and PTA New Leader Kit

New Leader? No Problem

All the know-how you need to be an effective and successful parent group leader, including tips for managing difficult people.

PTO Today Article

When No One Steps Up To Lead

Tips for finding new leaders, even if folks aren’t stepping up.

Officer Transition

PTO and PTA Election Guide

Answers to some of the most-asked questions about parent group elections.

PTO Today Article

How To Retire Gracefully

The way in which officers move on from their leadership roles can affect the group even after they're gone. Make your transition a positive one.

PTO Today Article

You're Elected! Now What?

An overview of what lies ahead for first-time board members, and tips for getting off to a strong start.


Election Ballot Template

This editable parent group election ballot template prints two ballots per page for group president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.

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Just Elected

Are you a newly elected PTO or PTA officer? Check out these resources for help in taking on your new role.


Tips for a Smooth Officer Transition

Election season is starting soon. Consider these key points now to help ensure that the transition to a new board goes smoothly.


PTO President’s Planning Checklist

Breaking your work into manageable chunks can help you have a successful year. Our checklist of tasks can make it easier.

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Help Prepare New Officers for Success

With good planning and communication, you can help ensure a quick and easy leadership transition.

PTO Today Article

Developing New PTO and PTA Leaders

It takes ongoing effort to cultivate the parents who will run the group after you retire.


Find the Right Person for the Job

Matching an open leadership position with the right person just got a little easier; check out these key roles and the talents and skills they call for.

Elections & Transition

6 Tips for Officer Transition Planning

Smooth the road ahead for new officers with these tips.

PTO Today Article

Build a Strong Executive Board

Working to form a cohesive executive board can pay off in long-term success for your parent group.

PTO Today Article

8 Tips for Passing the Gavel

Putting new board members in charge can go smoothly; avoid transition trauma with these lessons from people who have been there.