Shawna Steeves : Single Mother Denied by PTO to Take Daughter to Father-Daughter Dance

Shawna Steeves : Single Mother Denied by PTO to Take Daughter to Father-Daughter Dance

Shawna Steeves’ 8-year-old daughter, Meghan, will get a dance of her own after the single mom said local PTO officials stood firm on a ruling that she could not be her daughter’s date at a father-daughter dance.

ABC News reported Steeves originally was allowed to go to the dance after asking the principal, but was later on denied by the PTO because they were running the event.

Missouri Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association heard about Steeves’ issue and decided to organize a separate dance.

They named the dance “Meghan’s Dance” and invited all students to come and bring any role model in their life, according to ABC News.

PTO president Kacey Collier did not respond to ABC News’ requests for comment, but issued astatement to a local TV station:

“Our PTO works very hard at creating events that give ample opportunity for all families to [participate] in throughout the year. Regarding the situation with this event there were several options given to this family and all families so that all Southwest elementary school aged girls are welcome to attend regardless of their family situation. Our goal is to keep this special event authentic. We offer many other events that are family oriented. Examples would be muffins with mom and donuts with dad, the family 5 k walk/run, pancakes with Santa, Trunk or treat and our mother son challenge. We are very proud of our organization and what we do for the students and our community.”