During the August 7, 2017, Clifton Town Meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to approve the following statement including associated actions:
The Clifton Area Neighborhood School is opening August 2017 to receive & educate children from CUF, Spring Grove Village, and Clifton. An associated Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is forming with a mission to foster the relationship between school, home, and community to provide for the academic success of all the students of the school. To that end, the PTO works in partnership with the school's administration, staff and committees and organizes events, programs, and fundraisers in support of that mission.
CTM will act as the fiscal agent for the Clifton Area Neighborhood School PTO to allow it to gain the opportunity to receive charitable contributions for its mission. CTM will cease to act as the fiscal agent once the PTO receives a decision from the IRS on a 501c3 determination.
In support of the school, the children, and the PTO's mission, CTM will commit to spend up to a maximum of $499 during the period Aug - Sept 2017 to allow the PTO organization to incorporate and file for it's own 501c3 application with the IRS.
CTM supports providing guaranteed access to the children of Clifton, CUF, and Spring Grove Village to the newly opening public neighborhood elementary school that will have an eventual permanent location at 3711 Clifton Avenue. CTM supports all (parents, teachers, community members) who are working to achieve quality education at this new school.