The 325-student school near Lake Merritt has just installed a new play structure. The costly project was funded by the PTA, the school site council and a $50,000 grant from City Councilwoman Pat Kernighan.
Here’s another interesting fact about Cleveland: Its PTA is booming. Bonnie Gannon, the PTA secretary, says membership went from 75 last year to 135 this year. If my junior high math serves me right — thanks, Mrs. Novicki — that amounts to an 80 percent increase.
This seems to be part of a larger trend unfolding in pockets of the city. I’ve written about other increasingly active parent groups at Peralta, Glenview and Edna Brewer, and I’m sure there are plenty of other examples (hint, hint).
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