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AIBU to think that PTAs are the stuff of nightmares??

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6079SmithW · 12/12/2019 01:42

Firstly to caveat: I am a single parent, working full time, a school governor and chair of the PTA. (It's also 1:40am and I am shattered so I'm possibly overreacting).

Anyway, we had our school Christmas Fair at the weekend. It was the culmination of weeks of hard work. We raised a small/reasonable amount of money, however I'm left with the feeling that none of it was worth it.

Over the weeks we've had PTA members squabbling /falling out/bitching/having tantrums/refusing to work with each other/refusing to volunteer full stop and taking supplies (without paying) for their personal use.

I am a professional, and used to conflict, dealing with people and change management. I feel like this bunch of mums has beaten me though. Is anyone actually on a PTA which works well?? If so please share your hints and tips

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SquashedFlyBiscuit · 16/12/2019 14:24

25k!?!?! How?! Affluent area?

I do think wih current funding issues wealthier areas will benefit from pta fund raising in a way poorer areas just can't.

Dandelion1993 · 16/12/2019 14:26

Our PTA is made up of a bunch of sahm who have no respect or understanding that some of us work as well as our husband's.

They are constantly asking for money to the point where I'd given them nearly £150 in a bloody term.

They're also the mums who expect their children to be involved in everything in return.

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