Membership in the Parent-Faculty Organization is open to all parent(s)/guardian(s) of Uni High students as well as to the faculty of the school. All parent(s)/guardian(s) pay annual dues as part of their students’ fees. The level of dues is determined by the PFO on recommendation of the PFO Board of Directors. The PFO Board of Directors includes two representatives from each of the five classes and two at-large representatives who have students enrolled in any grade level. Meetings of the Board, open to all parent(s)/guardian(s) and faculty, usually are held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in Room 109 of the school. Those attending are asked to enter through the north door.
The purpose of the PFO is to preserve and support University Laboratory High School; to facilitate communication among School administration, teachers, parent(s)/guardian(s), students, the University and local communities; to encourage parent/guardian involvement; to foster and maintain the School’s tradition of academic excellence; and to promote the welfare of students.
All parent/guardian representatives except for the Subfreshman representatives are elected at the Spring PFO General Meeting. A Nominating Committee of previous-year board members invites and develops a list of individuals interested in serving on the board. This list is voted on at the Spring General Meeting. Newly elected Board members assume their duties on the last day of the school year and serve for one year. Nominations for subfreshman representatives are solicited prior to the first Board meeting of the school year. The representatives are elected by a majority of votes cast by PFO members with students in that class at the Fall General Meeting.
Four faculty representatives to the Board are elected via secret ballot by fellow faculty members who are eligible to vote at faculty meetings before the end of the spring semester. The Director, Assistant Director and Director of Development serve as ex-officio members of the board.
PFO Board officer positions, held by parent/guardian members, include a president, a vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Officer slots may be filled by one person or a pair of individuals sharing one office, and officers are elected by majority vote at the last Board meeting of the year, usually held in May.