Important Notices regarding the May 28th PTO Meeting:
1. We will voting on proposed amendments to the bylaws of the ISLA PTO. (See
2. We will be holding our annual
elections to the PTO Board.
would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please do so at the meeting or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
3. We will be voting on the proposed 2013-2014
Budget, found here.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS OF THE ISLA PTO
At the May 28, 2013 PTO meeting, the following amendments to the bylaws will be proposed.
Section 6 – Delete the last sentence which refers to a Decision Making Process no longer being utilized.
At the April
23, 2013 PTO meeting, a policy establishing a 25% reserve and method of spending any surplus was approved. That policy
would have the following effect:
If the 2013-2014 PTO budget is for $40,000 in expenses, the PTO would maintain an additional
25% reserve ($10,000). If at the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2013) there was $55,000 in the bank, $5,000 of that
would be considered surplus. There would be a mandatory surplus meeting and that $5,000 would need to be spent by December
This could occur one of two ways:
1 – Meeting with PTO Board member, School Finance Committee member, and Administrator
to suggest best use of funds. The expenditure, not being a regularly budged amount, would then require approval at a
2 - Meeting with PTO Board member, School Finance Committee member, and Administrator to determine best use of funds.
The existing bylaws are available here. The proposed bylaws, options 1 and 2, are available
below as PDF downloads. There will be a brief discussion and vote on these items on May 28, 2013. Amendment of
the PTO bylaws requires approval by 2/3 of those present.