The PTA Budget
The Montlake PTA has an annual budget with income mostly from fundraising and spending in six main categories: staffing grant, PTA administrative expenses, community programs, supplies for school, school enrichment and families in need funds. Because of the pandemic, income and expenses have been difficult to predict.
The PTA raises funds to provide staff and to cover expenses that should be provided by the school district. Schools in Washington State and especially in Seattle are not fully funded. The definition of a fully funded school is still lacking in services. With funds from the state and local levies, districts struggle to meet these lacking requirements.
For more information, please read this summary of the SPS and PTA budgets.