Parent Participation

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Parents are encouraged to participate by joining a parent club, volunteering at school, or serving on any of the following District committees.

Contact the principal at your school site about ways you can become involved.

Parent Volunteers

Parents and community members are encouraged to participate in schools to serve on the School Site Council, District Advisory Council, District and site level English Learner Advisory Committees, and to assist in classrooms, library, or school office. All volunteers working with students on a regular basis (more than two days per week) are required to file current results of tuberculosis testing and undergo fingerprinting. Check with your school as to the location and dates of free TB skin test clinics. TB test results are kept on file at the school site. Volunteers shall fulfill the tuberculosis testing and loyalty oath qualifications (Education Code 45347 and 45349). California Education Code also requires volunteers to affirm that they are not a registered sex offender per Penal Code §290.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Parent Teacher Associations and parent organizations are active at schools across the District. These groups work to help enhance the education of students. Booster Clubs are adult organizations formed by parents to support a particular educational program at a school. To get involved in your child's PTA (or PTO as it is called at some schools), contact the school office. Click here for information and resources courtesy of the Ninth District PTA.

A note about fundraising: Schools, PTAs, Parent Clubs, and Booster Clubs may have fundraising activities to provide money for additional field trips, equipment, or other school needs. Participation in fundraising activities and donating toward them is strictly voluntary. Students shall not be made to feel uncomfortable about providing funds, goods, or services. Students shall not be excluded from an activity for not participating in fundraising/solicitations.

School Site Council (SSC) and Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) are comprised of parents, community members, teachers, the principal, and other school personnel. This Council develops, implements, and continually monitors and evaluates the Single Plan for Student Achievement, a documented plan of action to raise the academic performance of students and improve the school’s education program. The SSC is directly involved with staff development planning. The principal can provide information about your School Site Council and Single Plan for Student Achievement.

Preschool Parent Advisory Committee

Calling All Parents

The State Preschool has a Parent Advisory Council. This committee is involved in planning, developing, and evaluating the educational program for the preschool students. Preschool parents who would like to participate on this committee are invited to contact their child’s teacher, or the Preschool Office at 425-2362. All parents are welcome to attend meetings. Complete information regarding this committee will be sent home during the first month of school.

Charter School Governance

Charter Schools have their own governance structures that provide opportunities for parents to participate in policy making at the local school site level.

District Advisory Council (DAC)

The DAC is composed of parent and staff representatives from each School Site Council. It meets regularly during the school year in open public forum to share information, study instructional issues, approve school planning schedules, and make recommendations to the Board of Education on specific items. For information about the DAC, please click here, contact your school, or call 425-9600, ext. 181501.

District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

The DELAC is comprised of parents, teachers, principals, and instructional assistants representing English Learners. This Committee meets regularly to share information as well as to study issues and concerns related to the instruction provided to English Learners. Parents of English Learners play a strong role in these meetings. For information about DELAC, please click here, contact your school, or call 425-9600, ext. 181520.

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