Knox Gifted Academy PTO is dedicated to helping foster a positive learning environment that best supports our students, teachers, parents and administrators:


  • Establish and maintain a working relationship among parents, school and community.
  • Support school improvement teams and promote the finest education possible for the students at Knox Elementary.
  • Expand technology and supplement equipment and supplies.
  • Increase student safety and security.
  • Develop programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum.
  • Enhance the quality of education by raising funds for school supplies or programs that fall outside the school budget.



The PTO does NOT

  • Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities of the school
  • Run the school
  • Encourage parents’ involvement in their individual children’s lives, education, class, and school
  • Force parents to participate in PTO and/or school activities
  • Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs
  • Set policy regarding school programs
  • Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum
  • Define the school’s curriculum
  • Encourage/fund the increased exposure of students to technology
  • Dictate the technology platforms and/or software used by the school
  • Provide feedback/assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues
  • Define or interfere with the school’s security program and policies
  • Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget
  • Control the school’s budget
  • Support the educational goals of the school and assist with attaining those goals through parent and community volunteerism
  • Set the educational goals, testing requirements, or compliance factors
  • Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer efforts to staff PTO functions and assist with school programs
  • Have jurisdiction or authority over school staff, teachers, and other employees
  • Stay aware of legislation and political issues that may impact education and schools
  • Endorse a particular political candidate or commercial concern
  • A LOT ! ! !

Knox Gifted Academy PTO is part of the Chandler School Booster, Inc., an Arizona non-profit, for which 501(c)3 tax exemption status is pending.  Consult with your tax advisor regarding deductibility of contributions.