PARENT LED FIGHT FOR EXTRA CASH.Byline: DANA BARTHOLOMEW Staff Writer
UNIVERSAL CITY -- Forget sparsely attended PTA PTA or parent-teacher association: see parent education. meetings and cookie bake-offs for cash-strapped schools.
When Patty Scripter took the lead of the Glendale High School Glendale High School can refer to:
For her advocacy efforts, Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County school officials on Friday dubbed Scripter as Parent Volunteer of the Year.
``Patty has brought parents and the community together to realize that it not only takes a village, it takes a village whose voice is heard in Sacramento,'' said Mary Boger, a member of the Glendale Unified School District The Glendale Unified School District is a school district based in Glendale, California, United States.
The school district serves the city of Glendale, portions of the city of La Cañada and the unincorporated communities of Montrose and La Crescenta. board.
Under Scripter's leadership -- and numerous phone calls to parents -- PTA membership at Glendale High School rose from 125 to 1,000.
And under her guidance, parents learned the ins and outs ins and outs
1. The intricate details of a situation, decision, or process.
2. The windings of a road or path. of complicated school financing to fight for an extra $800,000 in state equalization In communications, techniques used to reduce distortion and compensate for signal loss (attenuation) over long distances. funds.
``We really worked on advocacy -- to get people involved, to get the strength of a voice,'' said Scripter, 53, a mother of two.
``You can have a hundred bake sales, but it isn't the same as education funding from Sacramento.''
The Los Angeles County Office of Education also recognized two other parent nominees: Geri G. Miller of Encino, who officials said helped create a booster club, raise funds and reach out to other school and parent groups; and Rebekah Sutherland of Lancaster, who led her PTA, ran a school book fair that raised more than $20,000 and edited and took photographs for the school yearbook.