Here’s the information on this item, approved by the school board. Help for parents coming to two schools, with more on the way next year.
David Varela asked why this work is being subcontracted to another agency. Kirk Nicholas said the discussion has been ongoing for 18 months to build a “parent-network” concept for some of the district’s most impoverished schools. Nicholas said it’s “an intensive program working with a significant number of families.” Community Partnership’s contribution to the program will be to provide staff.
Community Partnership already is running “full-service” school programs at Roosevelt and Taylor. A representative for Community Partnership said the organization will work with school principals to choose parents who are potential parent leaders.
Varela said he likes the concept but eventually would like the district’s 1852 Foundation to pay for it.