These finance tools help financial officers of unit, council, and district PTAs gain a better understanding of their responsibilities, keep and maintain accurate records, and exercise proper control of all PTA monies. Sound financial procedure must be a prime concern of the treasurer as well as all officers and chairmen.

Although fundraising is not a Purpose of the PTA, funds must be raised to carry on the work of the organization. Each PTA should raise only the funds necessary to conduct annual activities and projects as outlined in the PTA’s adopted budget. Fundraisers should be planned to meet all budget expenditures, including special projects and funds for emergencies.

Remember that providing adequate public school facilities, supplies, and programs is the responsibility of the taxpayers, not the PTA. Public officials must remain responsible for providing each and every student with the resources necessary for an equitable, quality education.

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