• The Role of the

    W.H. Knuckles Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)


    The objectives of the W.H. Knuckles PTO are:


          ·    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 W. H. Knuckles Elementary.

          ·    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

    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 ! ! !

    ·    DO EVERYTHING ! ! !