Westerville School District Treasures its Volunteers


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Pictured being recognized at the Board of Education meeting are Westerville Parent Council officers Leslie Klenk (vice president), Lisa Wood, (treasurer), Marile Mueller (secretary) and Lisa Aucoin (president).

 

 

At the January 25 meeting of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education, Westerville Parent Council (WPC), along with 34 member groups it represents, including PTAs, PTOs, booster and community organizations, was recognized for its outstanding service to the Westerville City School District.  WPC supports district PTA participation in the Ohio PTA Reflection competition, organizes the annual GEM Awards to recognize teachers and volunteers, hosts the annual Summer Camp and Activities Expo, and sponsors six college scholarships annually to recognize outstanding graduating seniors. 

During the 2014-2015 school year, volunteers in WPC’s member groups provided 94,767 hours of donated time and talent in such areas as band, theater and athletic support, literacy initiatives, student leadership development, tutoring, mentoring and countless clubs and experiences for students beyond the classroom.  Monetary contributions to the school district from WPC groups have now topped $1 million dollars and continue to increase each year.  The Board of Education and Superintendent commended the volunteers for making Westerville City Schools a better place to learn and teach.