Today was our 1st membership meeting of the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you to everyone who has become a member and thank you to everyone who attended.
The questions was asked, "How can we increase membership?" Our members had great suggestions and we are planning on utilizing all of them.
One suggestion was to show how the membership monies and fundraising is spent. To that end, we will be posting our monthly Treasurer reports online.
To get started, we've posted the NMS PTSA's 2017-2018 budget. This was approved by membership vote today, 9/14/17. It lists all PTSA revenue and expenditures for 2016-2017, as well as projected revenue and expenditures for this year. The budget reveals how the PTSA monies are spent. Every dollar goes toward a program for the NMS students. The PTSA does sponsor a Staff Appreciation luncheon at the end of the school year. The PTSA budget does allow for training for officers and members from the National PTA, NYS PTA, and Suffolk Regional PTA. That is considered an acceptable expense, since the training directly benefits the PTSA and by extension, the students, and training is mandated by the National and NYS PTA.
Our budget can be found here and in the "Forms and Documents" section. We invite you to take a look.