The PTA membership votes each year on how to spend the funds we raise through the Walkathon, Annual Giving, the Auction and the 5K, among other fundraisers. We survey the community every few years to make sure we are representing the wishes of all our staff and families, in addition to requiring a vote on all spending. Here’s the progression of the budget cycle:
Spring: Board develops budget plans based on previous years’ income and expenses and consultation with school administration. Board reviews and approves proposed budget in May.
May/June: PTA membership votes on a preliminary budget for the following year, so checks may be written over the summer.
August: PTA membership votes on final budget for that year.
Throughout the year: At every PTA meeting, members vote to approve a) release of funds for expenses expected in coming months; b) checks written in the previous month; and c) new expenses approved by a motion by any PTA member. You must be a member for at least the past 30 days to vote.
The budget is posted to Konstella once it is approved in August. Members with questions should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or president@wgepta.
Our bylaws require us to have a 3-to-1 ratio of events that are enriching/social to fundraising. If we want to add a fundraiser, we are required to keep this ratio in balance as well.
Join the PTA and come to our meetings to vote for what we’ll spend our hard-earned money on next!