Dissolve Brookwood Elementary PTA and Create Brookwood Elementary PTO

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Dear Brookwood Elementary School PTA Members,


The PTA Executive Board and our principal Kathie Braswell have decided to dissolve the Brookwood Elementary School PTA and create the Brookwood Elementary School PTO. The dissolution date will be May 31, 2017.

The Brookwood Elementary PTA is governed by National and Georgia PTA rules. Our PTA is accountable to these organizations for the funds entrusted to us by the parents of Brookwood. However, it has come to our attention that the state organization, Georgia PTA, has not been performing due diligence with regard to the local PTA’s financial status. Further, in our opinion the National PTA is not holding the Georgia State PTA accountable for their actions.

The controversies that have occurred at the state level are garnering a tremendous amount of media attention. This could potentially affect our ability to welcome new members and retain existing ones. We rely on our parent community to be volunteers.  We feel that part of our role is to gain your trust so we can help students. The blatant lack of respect for rules and procedures has forced us to reconsider our involvement with PTA at both state and national levels.


If Brookwood Elementary School creates a PTO, 100% of the funds we raise will remain in our building. These funds will be used strictly for Brookwood Elementary and its needs. As a PTO the board will continue to remain transparent in all financial dealings. The funds donated to the Brookwood Elementary School PTO will be tax deductible under the same guidelines as the PTA. The PTO board will be accountable to Brookwood Elementary School as outlined in the Bylaws. The PTO will also be subject to the BOE Boosters rules as well as remain accountable to the Brookwood Elementary School Principal.

To proceed with the dissolution process we must have a petition signed by our PTA members. Please consider signing the petition either electronically or at the front desk of the school. 


If you have any questions or comments, please contact PTA President Nicole Ponziani at president@brookwoodpta.org.

Sincerely,

The 2016-2017 Brookwood Elementary School PTA Board



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