The Board of Education meeting has begun. Interested viewers can watch online at philasd.org/live, on Comcast Channel 52 and on Verizon Fios Channel 20.
We are so excited for the possibilities this school year will bring. You play such an important role in your child’s success at school and we want to hear from you! There will be several opportunities for you to join with us as we work hand in hand to create an environment conducive to success for our young scholars. There are several meetings being held at your child’s school this year that will provide you the opportunity to be an active participant and help your school change for the better. It is our hope that you join us at these meetings and help to make this year a great one!
This night provides an excellent opportunity for families to become familiar with the school. Parents will be briefed on the rules of the school and get a sense of the school culture. Parents will also have the opportunity to have a meet and greet with the teachers who will provide their children with instruction this school year!
This meeting provides families with information about requirements for Title I, the largest federal aid program for public schools in the United States, as well as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Parents will also have the opportunity to work with school staff to implement the school’s family engagement programs.
At this meeting parents are able to give their input into the School-wide Plan and the School Budget. Parents will be afforded the opportunity to gain deeper understanding of how funds are being allocated for various purposes within the school and make suggestions.
Parents will be given the opportunity to give input into the School-Parent Compact and Family Engagement Policy. These items are reviewed and revised annually and serve to provide structure within the school. Parental input is vital at these meetings; the integral role they play cannot be overstated.
School Advisory Councils (SAC) provide parents with the platform to voice their opinions on what they believe would be best for the school. Families, community members, staff, and students (grades 7-12) meet to discuss ways to collectively and collaboratively improve the school. There will be opportunities for parents to take on leadership roles within the SAC by means of voting for individuals to serve as the facilitator, organizer or secretary.
Last modified: January 3, 2019