I have never heard of a school charging a PTA membership fee before ...
They cannot insist on contributions for school fund - you already contribute through tax!
No, I'd not heard of a membership fee for a PTA before either. And yes, the voluntary donation is
voluntary, but we all know how stretched state schools are and if it's affordable for the family, then why not support the school?
I don't think it's wrong of the school to ask, but it would be wrong if they expected
every family to give it.
Reading Mum wrote:
I paid membership of my DD's previous parents assoc so I wasn't surprised by that. There is a certain minimum amount of income needed just to operate such an organisation and everything they make gets spent on the girls.
Reading Mum do you think their membership is per child too?
I shall have to ask on Wednesday. And has the KPS done much for your year group? Class? I was just wondering about the "getting to know each other" type of things they might do, and also the role of class rep - what do you think?