The training is required for PTA officers at schools in Richmond and Burke counties, but parents and other PTA members also are urged to attend, said council President Monique Braswell.
“Parents should go, one, because we’re going to be offering a whole lot more information than just the technical,” Braswell said. “This is the way to stay involved, to know what’s going on and to know what we should be doing as parents in the schools.”
Sessions about bookkeeping, budget and PTA protocol will be offered, and all participants will attend each workshop, Braswell said.
Last year’s training brought 123 people, and Braswell said she would like to see more people from the public attend this weekend.
Two principals will speak to the group about the relationship that PTAs should have with school administration.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided at the daylong training.
The 2011-12 school year ended with 10,779 PTA members, and Braswell and members are pushing to boost those numbers for more community involvement next year.