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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 ! ! !


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.