Principal Jerry Miller spoke at the Montgomery Count Council of PTA’s annual Spring Training event. The event included workshops geared towards different PTA roles and duties, like boardsmanship and child advocacy. Miller conducted a workshop for board members on their fiduciary obligations.
“A fiduciary,” Miller explained, “is a person who holds a position of confidence or trust, with or for another, such that the relationship creates a legal duty to act solely for the benefit of another.”
Miller also reviewed the legal duties of board members, and how to satisfy those duties. He highlighted some common pitfalls, and offered some best practices that board members could implement into their own schools.
The event was held this past Monday at Gaithersburg high school, and aimed to prepare PTA/PTSAs for success in the upcoming academic year.