School board discusses possible retreat dates
Last week, Sunnyside School Board members discussed dates
for their upcoming retreat.
The board discussed two possible dates, with the final date
for the retreat yet to be set. The possible dates include July 23 and 24, and
July 30 and 31.
Board approves new parent partnership program
The Sunnyside School Board has decided to take a more direct
approach when it comes to working to increase parent involvement through the
district. Last week, the board voted to adopt a new Parent Partnership Plan,
which includes the establishment of a district task force, as well as the
hiring of a parent coordinator that will work to increase parent involvement,
as well as work with schools and programs to ensure that parents are satisfied
Ruben Carrera, executive director of school and community
resources, told board members that the parent partnership program will work in
cooperation with the different programs the district already has in place,
including Gear Up, Readiness to Learn, home liaisons, the parent information
resource center, 21st Century Learning Centers, the Outlook Booster Club and
the Sunnyside Athletic Club.
The new program will also work to ensure that parents feel
welcome when they walk into the different schools, have access to information
about parent involvement activities and have a good understanding of what is
expected of students at each grade level.
The parent partnership program also includes a component
that will give parents more direct access to administrators. Information from
Carrera notes that the program will promote informal meetings between parents
and administrators to help ensure open lines of communication.
The parent partnership plan is set to be implemented this
coming school year.