Funds raised belong to the PTA
Funds raised by the PTA (or other parent group) within the school and held in their bank account/s belong to them until they choose to donate the money to the school. The Board of Trustees cannot demand money from the PTA and cannot decide how money that belongs to the PTA should be spent. This has been made clear in letters from several Ministers of Education which NZPTA has received. The latest of these letters is shown below.