Parent organization is a general term for any local parent group based at a school for the purpose of giving parents a way to support and get involved with their child’s school. PTO and PTA are two of the most common parent group acronyms; some groups may call themselves the Parent Club, Home & School Association, or other name. Regardless of the name, the goal is to engage parents for the good of the school and its students.

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