Representatives from the Pasadena Area Retired School Employees (PARSE) presented a symbolic "check" to Pasadena ISD Superintendent Dr. Kirk Lewis and to Deer Park ISD Superintendent Arnold Adair recently for nearly $900,000, that amount representing the savings to the two districts reaped from the efforts of the group's volunteers.
PARSE is a group of retired men and women with an interest in national, state and local issues. The 346 members take on many tasks normally performed by paid personnel. Volunteers are involved in tutoring and as classroom helpers, library aides, hospital aides and other services.
(Below) Dr. Lewis accepts the gift of time from PARSE members Georgette Dredge, Ella Gauthier, Donna Cloteaux and Barbara Foster.