Seattle Public Schools seeks nominations for School-Family Partnerships Advisory Committee
Seattle Public Schools is seeking nominations for its School-Family Partnerships Advisory Committee to the Superintendent. The committee will be comprised of parents/families/guardians who reflect the diversity of Seattle Public Schools families.
The committee advises the Superintendent on the implementation of the School-Family Partnerships policy and procedures. It also provides support and technical assistance to District schools in using family and community engagement national best practices to increase student success.
Seattle Public Schools’ strategic plan, Excellence for All, focuses on raising student achievement by ensuring excellence in every classroom, strengthening leadership throughout the district and building an infrastructure that works well. School-Family Partnerships is one of the key strategies of Excellence for All and the District is committed to working with families and community members to create a truly excellent school district for each and every student.
The School-Family Partnerships Advisory Committee to the Superintendent will consist of up to 35 parents/guardians and family members representing the diverse population of the District. Consideration will be given to involve those community members and groups who have not historically been active or represented in District decision-making processes, as well as representation by individuals of differing gender, ethnicity, race, age, geography and stakeholder interest groups.
The initial term of committee membership is September 2012-October 2013. The committee’s work involves one to two meetings a month, a presentation of the School-Family Partnerships report to the Superintendent and a presentation to the School Board.
To be considered for the School-Family Partnerships Advisory Committee to the Superintendent, parents, guardians or family members should complete and submit a nomination form by Friday, Sept. 14. Click on the links for the nomination forms and a complete description of the committee. Nomination forms will also be available at school offices.