Engagement and Involvement
"Parents are a child's
have a strong influence on their children. Their involvement
plays a crucial role in their child's academic performance
when they are involved in their children's school life. Research
shows that students perform better in school and tend to have
fewer behavioral problems with a parent who is routinely involved
in school activities such as attending meetings with a teacher,
serving on a committee or attending a school board meeting.
Direct parent engagement with teachers and active involvement
in school life is necessary and should be encouraged. It allows
parent to closely monitor their children's activities, classroom
participation, and ensure that the child completes schoolwork.
Studies have demonstrated the positive effects of parent involvement
at both elementary and secondary levels, with the largest
effects often occurring at the elementary level.
a Board Member I am committed to:
and implement parent-friendly programs within the schools.
The purpose is to provide access to full communication about
current issues impacting education and engage parents in
the issues and decision making process of the School Board.
communication between home and school by creating "policy
and curriculum maps" on the internet to eliminate complexity
child-specific communication programs to include positive
news. This will foster a positive environment and create
value for parents to do outreach and get involved. We all
know that school-initiated communication for a specific
student tends to take place when a student is faced with
parents to motivate their children by simply letting them
know the value and the importance of achievements and academic