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Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Dutchtown Elementary School

Parent-Teacher-Organization (PTO)



It’s time to get our PTO started!

What is a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)?


PTOs are nonprofit organizations formed by parents, teachers, and school staff to support their local schools. Whether it is recruiting volunteers to help at the school or fundraising to support programs and activities, PTOs are one way for a community to rally around a school.


As a state nonprofit organization, PTOs can apply for tax-exempt status from the IRS to aid in their mission of supporting their local school. This can help the group raise funds for its cause!