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 Where It Started  Sun-Sentinel March 11, 1997
 
A woman by the name of Geri Introcaso spent more than three decades helping to shape local and state education policy.  Geri Introcaso was the chairwoman of both the state and Broward advisory councils.  The mother of three from Miramar rarely let legislators, board members and school superintendents forget about parents' concerns.  "She once threw her daughter's outdated textbook at Broward Schools Superintendent William Leary to make the point that students needed new books.  She got his attention and he fixed it," said School Board member Lois Wexler.  Ms. Introcaso was a founding member of Policy 1.3 which dates back to 1976.
 
District Advisory Council was formed on July 29, 1976.  The School Advisory Council was formed on July 29, 1976.  The name was changed to School Advisory Forum in 2000.  The Area Advisory Councils were formed on July 23, 1984.