A Barrow county woman is one of 28 parents statewide named to State Superintendent of Schools Brad Bryant’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC).
Becky Bowen will represent Barrow County Schools on the 2011 council. As a member of the council, Bowen and other selected parents will meet with Bryant three times this year to discuss education issues in Georgia. Their primary focus will be increasing parent and family engagement to ensure student success.
“Parents play a vital role in the education of their children,” Bryant said. “I look forward to working with these parents and seeking their advice on how to encourage and strengthen parental involvement in our state.”
During the meetings, parents will provide feedback and input on new policies, projects, and materials that influence students and their families. The Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council will share the information they learn with community members, other families and schools.
They will also serve as advisors and ambassadors in their respective communities. Parents are nominated to serve on the PAC by their local school district at the beginning of each school year. Members are chosen by a committee of Georgia Department of Education representatives based on the applicant’s response to questions.
The first meeting is on Oct. 6, 2010 and will be held at the Georgia Department of Education.