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The Role of the APA Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)


The objectives of the APA PTO are to :


      ·    Establish and maintain a working relationship among parents, school and community.

      ·    Support school improvement teams and promote the finest education possible for the students at APA Academy.

      ·    Expand technology and supplement equipment and supplies.

      ·    Increase student safety and security.

      ·    Develop programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum.

      ·    Enhance the quality of education by raising funds for school supplies or programs that fall outside the school budget.



The PTO does NOT

·    Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities of the school

·    Run the school

·    Encourage parents’ involvement in their individual children’s lives, education, class, and school

·    Force parents to participate in PTO and/or school activities

·    Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs

·    Set policy regarding school programs

·    Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum

·    Define the school’s curriculum

·    Encourage/fund the increased exposure of students to technology

·    Dictate the technology platforms and/or software used by the school

·    Provide feedback/assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues

·    Define or interfere with  the school’s security program and policies

·    Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget

·    Control the school’s budget

·    Support the educational goals of the school and assist with attaining those goals through parent and community volunteerism

·    Set the educational goals, testing requirements, or compliance factors

·    Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer efforts to staff PTO functions and assist with school programs

·    Have jurisdiction or authority over school staff, teachers, and other employees

·    Stay aware of legislation and political issues that may impact education and schools

·    Endorse a particular political candidate or commercial concern

·    A LOT ! ! !

·    DO EVERYTHING ! ! !


This PTO is organized exclusively for the charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.