The Jackson Council PTA/PTSA hosted its annual Fall School of Instruction August 18, 2012, at Cardozo Middle School. The training is designed to educate PTA/PTSA officers and committee members and school principals on the purpose and functions of the PTA/PTSA, best practices, and ideas for growing the local unit. Sessions were facilitated by professionals who addressed these issues while empowering parents and volunteers to do more to help make Jackson Public Schools a stronger school district. Topics included conflict management, fundraising, membership, finances, and community relations.
Program participants included (seated from left) Jackson Council Board President Patricia Woods, JPS Board President Monica Gilmore-Love, Jackson Council Vice President Rosaline McCoy, (standing from left) Dr. Junita Sims Doty, JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray, Judge Frank Sutton, Jackson Coucil President Emeritus Micheal Gater, Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr., 2008 Forest Hill High Graduate Paul Anders, and Jackson Council Publicity Chair Theresa Young,
Coordinated by the Jackson Council PTA/PTSA, this year's theme was "Gray's Anatomy" in support of the Dr. Gray's vision for building stronger schools in JPS with the support of the community.