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My child will be starting kindergarten this year at a public school in Oakland. I was wondering what are the expectations on parents as to how much money they should spend/donate to fundraising activities at their child's school (classroom supply funds, fundraisers, auctions, events, raffle tickets, walkathons, etc) annually. How much have people given in the past? The school is in the Oakland hills and like all public schools, I know they depend of additional parent contributions. Thank you. Public school mom
PTA meetings tend to be open and their budgets are open, so take the number of dollars the PTA uses for the school any given year and divide by the number of students. Your fair share would be that number if you have one child attending the school. Double if you have two, etc.
Please know that what matters a lot in addition to the money is showing up and helping at school events. While I believe there are many caring parents we see roughly 20% of the families doing 80% of the work. Fan of our PTA
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