Nearly three-quarters of Newton parents surveyed would willingly donate to a central Parent Teacher Organization fund, according to a report released Nov. 4 by the Equity Working Group at the School Committee meeting, Boston University journalist Arianna Bouchard reports for the Boston Globe.

About 90 percent of the survey’s respondents said they donate to their PTO and 73 percent said they would contribute financially to, or participate in, a central fund of some kind. Kerry Prasad, a parent on the working group, said “that key piece of information…leads us to the conclusion that a central fund is feasible and realistic.”

The majority of respondents also favored allocating funds from a central fund to schools with the greatest need, meaning the “lower your school sits below a given threshold, the more your school would receive from the central fund,” Prasad told the School Committee.

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