RALEIGH – State Superintendent Catherine Truit says she is setting up a new parent advisory commission to raise parents ’voice in student learning.
The 48-member advisory board will include six parents or guardians from each of the state’s eight educational regions to provide diverse geographical participation through an app available to parents today. Members will share their aspirations for public education in the state and discuss the challenges it faces, helping to gather recommendations for elected officials and politicians in North Carolina, while providing direct feedback to Truitt.
The commission will include parents with students enrolled in traditional public schools, charter schools, and home and private schools to ensure a broad representation of all school choice options in the state and include a variety of feedback. This Parents ’Advisory Board will advise, inform and engage leaders and officials from public policy on various aspects of student education and well-being.
Once convened, members will work with other parents in their communities to foster interaction and ensure that parents ’voices are heard.
The commission consists of:
• 2 traditional public schools.
• 1 statutory public school.
• 1 home school.
• 1 private school.
• 1 general member of the public school from the largest county in each region, including Bancombe, Catawba, Cumberland, Guilford, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Pete and Wake.
“This commission is focused on giving parents a place at the table and strengthening parent and family involvement in education,” Truit said. “Parents play an important role in encouraging their child to achieve excellence in the classroom.”
Because applications are available from today, parents from across the state can apply until March 31st. Members will work for two years, and a full commission will meet quarterly starting this summer. The full commission will consist of regional subgroups, which will hold monthly meetings both in person and virtually, taking into account the schedule of parents.
“Evidence shows that students with parents who are involved in their education are more likely to succeed in their studies and have a more positive attitude towards learning,” Truit said. “This commission is an important way in which we can create better results for students because we hear from parents what works and what we can do better. We need to involve families in decision-making at the district and political levels, and this commission is helping to carry out this work. ”
The application can be found on the website of the Department of Public Education.
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