PTA membership in Granite District increased by 15 percent, to 32,165, district president Arbra Johnson reported this week. The district theme of "Growing stronger" has included a push for more parent involvement, she said.

PTA volunteers logged more than 315,700 hours in district schools as local units promoted special programs aimed at helping students, Johnson said. If the time were calculated at even minimum wage, she said, the volunteer effort could be worth well over a million dollars to the district.