Do You Pay To Join Your PTO?

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  1. greendream

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    It is a national organization with dues. This is not unusual.
     
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    We pay in $5. I think it's kind of odd too for teachers to pay and the get it back through whatever they spend, but I do it. They are very supportive and generous.
     
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    An update:

    so I ended up paying because there were only a few people left who didn't pay and signs were up everywhere and e-mails every week indicating who they were. I gave in to the peer pressure.

    Now they want to do an auction for Christmas. We asked parents to all donate $1.00 to purchase something specific the parents wanted to sell. Our grade level only made $32 and they wanted $100-so teachers are now being asked to make up the difference. :eek: I really don't understand why it's my responsibility to pay for them to raise funds! We only have 4 people on our team, so that's like another $15 they are expecting. I'm standing my ground this time!
     
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    I wouldn't kick in anything extra. That's nuts!
     
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    :dizzy: Did they really think everyone would send in $1? How naive of them!
     
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    We are asked to pay to join. I prefer to make a direct donation as your PTA dues (at least in California) don't all go directly to your PTA - some go to the state organizing body.
     
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    Kindercowgirl,

    I would turn this request down too. I think that it is two totally different requests. I don't give for every thing that is requested of me if it seems to be an unreasonable request, especially at this time of the year. Don't feel bad for turning down your PTA on this one and don't let the peer pressure get to you.
     
  10. Alesia

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    PTA's are a national group where dues have to be paid. PTO's are volunteer and the decision to pay dues is up to the group.

    My daughter's school has a PTO and we do not have to pay dues to join.
     
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    Every summer during staff development, our PTA provides us with breakfast or lunch for one day. The cost is $7.50 which includes a PTA membership. It's not mandatory but we're sort of highly "voluntold" to do it.
     

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