PTO Mission, Goals, Bylaws & Officer Duties

  • The University City High School PTO is a nonprofit parent/teacher organization whose membership includes all parents, legal guardians and staff at University City High School.

    Mission: The PTO's mission is to promote open communication and understanding between parents and staff of University City High School. Our efforts serve to enhance and maximize the education of every student while aiding them in achieving their highest potential.


    • Improve communications
    • Increase parent/teacher participation
    • Launch major fundraiser
    • Support teachers and teacher programs
    • Build school spirit/pride
    • Establish a self-sustaining legacy


    The PTO sponsors assistance to teachers in classroom settings, holds fundraisers for supplemental educational materials and experiences, supports school and family social interaction, and provides a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children.

    It is our belief that the team effort of a parent-teacher organization offers the best possible learning environment for our children.

    Click here for 5-page PDF of Bylaws

    Officer Duties:


    • Work with reservation services at WHS to secure rooms for PTO meetings and events
    • Serve as primary PTO contact for WHS administration
    • Prepare and print Board meeting agendas
    • Preside at all PTO Board meetings
    • Serve as an ex officio member of all adjunct committees
    • Compose and send periodic informational emails to PTO donor families
    • Send thank-you notes from PTO for speakers/event participants, as appropriate
    • Contribute to PTO Parent Forum content and delivery

    Vice President
    • Get annual PTO Parent Forum dates on the district calendar
    • Serve as liaison between the PTO and WHS e-blast contact
    • Compose and send content to WHS e-blast contact as appropriate for PTO event communication
    • Serve as liaison between the PTO and the WHS Web Master for PTO web page content
    • Manage membership information
    • Contribute to PTO Parent Forum content and delivery

    • Provide oversight and reporting for all collected PTO funds
    • Maintain a complete and accurate account of all receipts and expenses
    • Make disbursements as authorized by the president and/or board, in accordance with the adopted annual budget
    • Produce and present a monthly financial statement at every board meeting, and at any other times as requested by the PTO board
    • Perform an annual audit of the budget and present a report to the PTO Board, no later than 3 months following the close of the school year
    • Contribute to PTO Parent Forum content and delivery

    • Record meeting minutes for all PTO Board meetings
    • Email copies of the minutes (with action items pending) to board members
    • Preside over review and approval of prior meeting’s minutes at each PTO board meeting
    • Provide administrative support to PTO Board and adjunct committee members, as needed, for PTO events and meetings
    • Contribute to PTO Parent Forum content and delivery



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