- To support the mission and vision of the school and school district.
- To encourage parents to assist with various school activities/functions/service.
- To provide financial assistance where need are identified.
- To foster a community atmosphere bringing into closer relationship home and the school, allowing parents adn teachers to work together in the educational progress of the children.
What PTO Does
- Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities of the school
- Encourage parents’ involvement in their individual children’s lives, education, class, and school
- Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs
- Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum
- Encourage/fund the increased exposure of students to technology
- Provide feedback/assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues
- Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget
- Support the educational goals of the school and assist with attaining those goals through parent and community volunteerism
- Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer efforts to staffPTO functions and assist with school programs
- Stay aware of legislation and political issues that may impact education and schools
- A Lot
What PTO Does Not Do
- Run the school
- Force parents to participate in PTO and/or school activities
- Set policy regarding school programs
- Define the school’s curriculum
- Dictate the technology platforms and/or software used by the school
- Define or interfere with the school’s security program and policies
- Control the school’s budget
- Set the educational goals, testing requirements, or compliance factors
- Have jurisdiction or authority over school staff, teachers, and other employees
- Endorse a particular political candidate or commercial concern
- Do Everything