Resources for Committees

MAS PTA Financial Procedures 

Below are some guidelines to help the PTA keep our finances running smoothly:


  1. There is an approved budget for all events/fundraisers. If you have any questions about what was spent or raised last year, please contact the Treasurer directly so that detailed information can be provided.                                                                                                                              

  2. Keep your receipts! All expenses associated with PTA committees/events are eligible for reimbursement. You must complete the PTA Reimbursement Form and attach original receipts. The form and receipts need to be submitted to one of the Co-Presidents for approval. Note: If you lose a receipt for some reason, please contact the Treasurer to discuss.                                                                                                                                   

  3. Please try to request checks at least a week in advance of when they are needed. All checks from the PTA account require two signatures, so it’s important to allow time for the check to be written and signed.                                                                                                                           

  4. Start-up cash for events can be obtained through either the Co-Presidents or the Treasurer. Please contact them at least a week in advance of when you will need the cash to make arrangements.                                                                                                                                                  

  5. All deposits should go to the Assistant Treasurer. Please include a total for checks and cash, along with what committee or event they are from. Please complete the Deposit Verification Form any time you have a deposit for the Assistant Treasurer.                                                                  

  6. Keep in mind that sometimes checks bounce! For fundraisers where checks are collected as payment for merchandise, e.g. membership, Fall fundraiser, etc., occasionally checks are returned, so please try to ensure the checks are deposited in advance of merchandise being distributed and check with the Treasurer to make sure all checks have cleared.                                                                                                                           

  7. All bills must be paid by check – never by cash. As a general rule, purchases should not be made without written authorization from a Co-President.

The Mamaroneck Avenue Elementary School Parent Teacher Association is a local PTA unit chartered under the authority of the New York State PTA, a constituent association of the National PTA.  

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