Sunday, April 20, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Where’s the computer lab?

Somebody needs to look into what these PTAs are doing with parents’ money. For the past two or three years, the PTA at Birch Lane Elementary has been asking me to donate money or buy wrapping paper so it can get a new computer lab for the students. This still has not been done. A lot of things are not adding up.

My granddaughter deserves better. We make these kids sell wrapping paper every year. Is it fair to make them work for their school? Besides, where is the money going that we have given to this school? Is it being spent on something else instead of what was promised?

She doesn’t want a school T-shirt; she wants what you told us they would be getting. Who is in charge of making sure that the money is spent the way it is supposed to be? The superintendent needs to be asking some questions.

Anita Dorzella
Woodland

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  • Christine PinnowOctober 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Ask the PTA for a copy of their budget and come to the PTA meeting. The information you seek is there for the asking!

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  • James BronsonOctober 11, 2013 - 8:19 pm

    Better yet, get involved in your PTA. If you are a concerned parent put the P in PTA. PTA's are only as good as their members. Become a part of a better PTA, donate your time, become the treasurer, run for PTA president.

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  • Michelle MilletOctober 12, 2013 - 9:13 am

    Here's is a link to the website, it has contact information for PTA Board Members. Maybe they can post the budget on the website. The budget is discussed at every PTA meeting. I would encourage you to go to the next meeting and ask this question http://www.birchlanepta.org

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  • Merda CaballoOctober 12, 2013 - 9:33 am

    It is hard not to agree with Anita's sentiment. Many families do not have the time or resources to attend meetings or donate money. However, they should be given some assurance that when their children (or grandchildren) are soliciting funds on the behalf of a school, that those monies are going to be used as advertised. So if your school said that they were going to use the funds for a computer lab, but instead used those funds for something else, that should be considered a violation of an agreed upon budget. Good for you Anita! I hope your concerns get the attention that they deserve.

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