Missed the first PTA meeting of this school year on Tuesday? We heard from our PTA Council President Jennifer Smith (who oversees all SMMUSD PTAs) about two new local measures (GS and GSH) that will be on the ballot this November . At the Franklin PTA Executive Board meeting earlier this summer, the board recommended supporting this measure and bringing a $7,500 donation to the campaign before our general membership for a vote. This campaign has the potential to bring in $8 million dollars to our school district annually via sales tax and is already supported by our PTA Council as well as some of the other schools in our district. Some of our members also brought points of opposition after some research of their own. To learn more and hear what people are saying about this measure, both for and against, please read the PTA Council’s Study.
As a membership we decided to put off the vote on this campaign donation until more people can study up on the subject! We will be voting on these funds at next month’s PTA Meeting on September 20 at 6:30 pm. Child care will be provided. Only PTA members who have been active for 30 days can vote at meetings, so if you haven’t signed up to become a PTA member, sign up today and make your voice heard!
We also fielded many questions about the Franklin PTA operating budget. Attending the monthly meeting is a great way to learn and stay informed! At our next PTA meeting on September 20th, we will explain in more detail how we use the funds we receive through our PTA Annual Fund, the very popular annual Franklin Carnival, and our other smaller fundraisers throughout the year to fund field trips, classroom supplies, technology and more.
Many committee chairs also presented at Tuesday’s meeting and are in need of volunteers. If you would like to get involved, don’t forget to sign up through the first day packets. Our volunteer coordinator, Allison, is working hard to find the perfect fit for all volunteers Franklin. Our children depend so much on the generous time given by all of our volunteers!
Thank you so much to everyone who attended. Hope to see you at the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30pm in the Cafetorium!