We raise money to spend on our school

Simply put, our PTA exists to raise money to fund programs that close the very wide gaps left in Public education funding. Each year, the board makes a budget that estimates how much money it will need to cover the programs we're funding at the school and estimates how much money we think we can raise.

The general association (that's YOU) has to approve this budget. If we don't raise what we estimate we have to cut programs and the general association needs to approve those changes.

The PTA is governed by a bunch of bylaws, both from California PTA and our own, that mandate things like how much money we're allowed to have at the end of the year.