Originally Posted by aprilgail2
I would have agreed with the principal- a PTA is supposed to only do things that benefit ALL the children- they can't give to one group and not the other. Putting in those things would only be benefitting the sports kids and I would have been reporting that to council (if it was a pta and not a pto) before they even got started! PTA used to pay for the 5th grade trip but that got squashed because it was not benefitting all the kids, only the 5th graders.
The elementary school by my house got caught in a legal issue when they got fed up with the condition of their school. They got paint donated to paint the entire school, and there were a number of painting contractors willing to volunteer to come in an supervise the parents to paint the entire school in a weekend. But the school districts contract with their staff painters said only those painters could paint the school.