I believe many parents do not realize that under Mass. Education Reform they were given a large amount of say into what happens at their children’s school and can address things like:
Lunch duration – Recess length – Stop teachers from taking away recess for the entire class due to one disruptive student – Peer Grading being used to embarrass students – What needs to get repaired – forming and following a School Improvement Plan and school based budgeting.
I hope the information and commentary posted here on my site gives parents a better understanding of:
What a School Site Council Is
What being a member means
How are members elected
Role of the Principal and staff on School Site Council
and many more things that has a parent you should know and make your school committee enact and follow.