Central High parents want to boost image of their booster club after controversial year

 It's a new beginning for Central High's Booster Club, after a year of controversy.

The Booster Club is now back under the control of parents.

A 12News investigative report last year revealed that the former principal of Central, Patricia Lambert, took control of the booster club from parents in 2007, and since then it had been under the school's authority.

Central employees had been working the concession stands, which are main fundraisers for booster clubs.

But parents told 12News they were not sure where the money was going.

So this year, parents took over the booster club again.

Its president, Darrell Antwine credits the Ozen and West Brook boosters for helping the new club get on its feet.

Antwine says they plan to be accountable with the money they raise.

He said, "This is very transparent, we're going to keep it transparent, we want to make sure that every parent is happy and every id is taken care of."

But while the new boosters work on regaining the public's trust, they're making sure not to dwell on the past.

Antwine said, "We don't think about what happened yesterday, we want to start today and make a new tomorrow for our kids."

Central's new booster club has 25 to 30 parents, but that number is expected to grow.


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