Starting a PTO Archive

  • Your Group's Legal Status

    Is your group tax-exempt? Incorporated? Does it have its own tax ID number? How to find out, and keep your legal records up to date.
  • When Schools Merge

    Consolidation can be a stressful time for students and parents alike. Here are some ways parent groups ease the transition.
  • 501(c)(3) for PTOs

    How to make your PTO tax-exempt. We sort through the mumbo jumbo and tell you what to expect—from the process and the IRS.
  • Create a Mission Statement

    Talking clearly and intentionally about group goals can inspire your PTO and help make decisions to achieve them.
  • What's the Difference Between PTA and PTO?

    While organizational structure distinguishes PTO and PTA groups, the commitment of their leaders is the same: to support and improve their school communities.