Stepping up

At H.E. McCracken Middle School, parent volunteers Loretta Kefford, left, and Tracy Butts teamed up to help jump-start a PTO and also to revitalize a School Improvement Council.  Through their persistence, the PTO now has about 50 new members and has raised more than $5,000 for McCracken.  The SIC now has about 20 members and has proved to be an active presence in strategic planning.