• The Green Pines PTO budget is created by the PTO executive board during the summer. The treasurer drafts up a budget based on projected income and expenses and sends it to the rest of the executive board for feedback and suggestions. The budget typically goes through several revisions before it is presented at the first general PTO meeting in the fall, where it is approved by parents attending the meeting. This is the process outlined in our bylaws.

    When deciding how to spend money, PTO aims to fund projects that benefit the entire school and that have an immediate positive impact on our community. We regularly seek parent and staff feedback on how best to spend PTO funds. It’s recommended that PTOs carry over only about 5% of their yearly budgets so families can see the money they raised/donated put to use. Our fundraising page includes photos of some of the bigger-ticket items we've purchased in recent years.

    This flyer outlines a step-by-step description of our budgeting process, as guided by our bylaws.