Seattle Schools on Saturday

 UPDATE: SPS let me know that this workshop has been cancelled due to lack of participants.

From SPS:

Seattle Public Schools has teamed with the Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) to bring to you a workshop specifically crafted for booster club members, parent group members, athletic and activity directors, principals and school administrators. The PTSAs and booster clubs that make up our support groups are an integral component of our students’ academic and extracurricular success. They are needed, helpful and necessary.
In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of:
• the differences between Associated Student Body (ASB) groups and parent groups;
• parent group structures and legal obligations;
• legal risks to parents; and
• how fund-raisers and activities of a booster club, PTSA/PTA or parent group differ from those of the ASB.

Click here for the flier. Registration and additional information is available on the WASBO website.

Booster Clubs and Parent Groups Workshop
Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence
Frances Penrose Owen Auditorium
2445 3rd Ave. S.

Community Meeting with Director DeBell at Cafe Appassionato, 4001 - 21st Ave. W. near Fisherman's Terminal from 9- 11 am.


Anonymous said…
I would be interested but not at $100 a pop. I'll take my chances and continue to help the boosters.

mirmac1 said…
what!? They should pay US for all the volunteer work and fundraising!
Anonymous said…
This sounds like a great workshop that every school and parent group could benefit from, but I also find the price outrageous. Not every school has an active PTA to fund something like this and not every active parents has extra cash.

To me, this is something that the "big" groups like the Alliance, LEV, etc. should be funding. Certainly they could come up with the money to allow 2–3 reps from every school. They don't seem to have a problem coming up with cash when it's for something that boosts ed reform, IMHO.

SOlvay Girl
mirmac1 said…
"Cancelled due to lack of participants". Hmmm, wonder why...?
K. Voss said…
I just want to echo mirmac1's first comment. To charge volunteers for a training that only helps the district as it continues to underfund everything from textbooks to the arts is, at $5 a head rude, and at $100 downright insulting!
Anonymous said…
I'll venture that people are still just too darned busy settling into the school year, new sports seasons, winterizing the house, etc., to give up more time on a Saturday right now.

We've already had 2 events per week with one kid, and 1 per week for the other at their schools. Saturday event? Now? Sorry, I need a little break. WSDWG

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