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Join the GO PTO Board

Serving on the GO PTO Board gives you a direct say in the daily decisions we make to support our staff and students. GOPTO is refreshingly low-key compared to Elementary. We fundraise for staff appreciation, supply stipends, classroom grants, and occassional enrichment and school events subsidy, but at the middle school level we are not responsible for planning field trips, enrichment, school pictures, or the yearbook - that is all done by the administration.

Open Board Positions for 2022-2023

  • Vice President - shares duties with the President like running meetings, fielding requests from the Administration, keeping the board informed of necessary agenda items, etc. This person could also take on President in fall of 2023, as the current President is looking to pass the role on to someone new after next year.

  • Tech Coordinator - Google Apps admin (keyholder for login, password, etc; this is where we house our docs, files, and GOTPO email addresses). Website admin (be the keyholder for login, password, etc). Experience with GoogleApps would be helpful, but not required; former admin can give you a tutorial.

  • Members-at-Large - These are members of the governing board who do not hold a named officer position, but attend most meetings (usually 1st Tuesday of the month @7pm), and assist with special projects as needed. It's another great way to be involved and help make decisions without having to commit to a specific role.

Email with your interest in, or questions about, these roles.

Additional Needs for 2022-2023

  • Additional Newsletter Editor(s) - the Communications Chair is looking to train up a few people to take on more of the newsletter duties. It is created in Mailchimp, and all that's required is plugging content that has been submitted to our email inbox to the template each week (the newsletter usally goes out every Monday). The CChair will provide plenty guidance along the way. See the Newsletter Archive at the top of this page for content examples.

  • Treasurer(s) In-Training - Treasurer is one of the most crucial roles at GOPTO. The primary tasks of the GOPTO treasurers is to approve and pay out teachers' supply stipends and grant requests, give monthly fundraising and budget reports, admin our Paypal and CheddarUp accounts, and file our taxes (which are fairly simple). The 2 current Treasurers will be stepping down after next year. A Trainee will shadow them throughout the year in preparation to take the role on in full for 2023-2024.

Email with your interest in, or questions about, these roles.