Hardy Parent-Teach Organization Community Standards 


Community standards for the Hardy Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) revolve around fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for both parents and teachers. Here are the community standards that Hardy PTO upholds:

  1. Respect and Civility: Members are expected to treat each other with respect, regardless of differences in opinions or backgrounds. This includes maintaining a civil tone in communications and interactions. We reserve the right to ask people to leave a PTO event and ban them from future PTO events.  Any conflicts will be reported to school admin and the Arlington Police, as necessary.

  2. Inclusivity: The PTO should strive to be inclusive of all families and teachers within the school community, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, or other factors.

  3. Transparency: Open communication and transparency in decision-making processes, finances, and activities are essential. Members should have access to information about how funds are raised and spent, and how decisions are made.  Please attend monthly PTO meetings and read the minutes from such meetings for this information.

  4. Collaboration: Encouraging collaboration between parents, teachers, and school administrators is key to achieving the PTO's goals effectively. This includes seeking input from various stakeholders when planning events or initiatives.

  5. Accountability: Members of the PTO should be accountable for their actions and responsibilities. This includes fulfilling commitments, following through on tasks, and adhering to the PTO's bylaws and policies.

  6. Commitment to the School's Mission: The PTO should align its activities and initiatives with the overall mission and goals of the school. This helps ensure that efforts are focused on supporting the educational and developmental needs of the students.

  7. Ethical Behavior: Upholding high ethical standards in all activities, including fundraising, event planning, and interactions with vendors or sponsors.

  8. Child-Centered Approach: Prioritizing the well-being and educational success of the children in the school community in all decision-making processes and activities.

  9. Safety and Well-being: Ensuring that all activities organized by the PTO prioritize the safety and well-being of students, parents, and teachers.

  10. Flexibility and Adaptability: Being open to change and adaptation based on feedback from the community and evolving needs of the school.

These standards help create a positive and effective PTO that can make a meaningful impact on the school community by supporting educational initiatives, fostering positive relationships, and enhancing the overall school experience for students, parents, and teachers alike.


Please email president@hardypto.com with questions or to discuss.