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What parent involvement looks like in local middle, elementary schools
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Deana Brooks, left, and Nichole Beard, both members of C.W. Davis Middle School’s Parent Teacher Organization, take hour shifts in the cafeteria to promote an upcoming tailgating event. - photo by Kelsey Podo
Behind nearly every elementary or middle school event in Hall and Gainesville schools are a group of parents working behind the scenes to make it happen. Most parent volunteers are a part of a school’s Parent Teacher Association or Parent Teacher Organization. While the two operate similarly, a PTA is registered with the Georgia PTA, while a PTO is an independent organization.