Representatives from Westerville Parent Council and member groups attended the Board of Education Meeting on November 18 to receive Certificates of Appreciation for their volunteer work.
At the November 18 Westerville City Schools Board of Education meeting, Westerville Parent Council (WPC) President Liz Washburn reported on findings about volunteer support given during the 2018-2019 school year. Included was data from Parent Council and 29 of its member groups reporting.
- For the 2018-2019 school year, volunteers in member groups provided 56,759 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 support provided by member groups collectively totaled $625,386.53. This support comes in the form of programs, projects and activities that enhance the educational and extracurricular well-being of students. Money is raised through a multitude of fundraising initiatives, contributing to the thousands of hours of donated time.
- Member groups also supported graduating seniors from all three high schools with scholarships worth $52,900.00.
WPC is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization representing 34 member groups, which include PTAs, PTOs, Booster and Community groups, serving the Westerville City School District. WPC provides assistance to these organizations to ensure families are engaged and connected in Westerville schools.
The Westerville City Schools Board of Education recognized Westerville Parent Council and its member groups that evening. Each received certificates saying, “With deep appreciation to all of our remarkable volunteers for their generous giving of time and talent, and their continuing legacy of enhancing the educational and extracurricular experience for students in the Westerville City School District.”