Monroe City School District Partners with Parents to Create Better Learning Atmosphere | KTVE
MONROE, Louisiana (KTVE / KARD) – The Monroe City School District and parents are teaming up to create a better educational future for their children. A parent engagement working group is being established in all schools in the city of Monroe for the 2022-2023 school year.
The purpose of this working group is to focus on exploring existing definitions and creating a new definition of family engagement as well as creating a district oriented action plan.
The practice of equitable family engagement will require an intentional and long-term effort to change the perceptions, beliefs and entrenched regular practices of school staff.
This effort cannot be done by schools alone, to be successful, school staff will need to work with district staff, families and the community to facilitate communication, trust, and changes in practice over time.
The working group will meet monthly for one hour for 12 months to help develop a district-wide action plan to be implemented by the 2022-2023 school year. The third meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. in the Henrietta George Boardroom of the Monroe City School Board Office. Guest speaker Dr Pamela Higgins-Saulsberry, professor at ULM, shared her thoughts on the new education initiative.
“Make sure we have the opportunity to educate the children, the relationship between school and parents is imperative,” says Dr Pamela Higgins-Saulsberry.
Dr. Higgins-Saulsberry did not hesitate to talk about children and their education.
“We did the same thing, and like I said, I’ve been hearing the same thing for years. The Southside test results, the Southside this and that and that should be what should we do? We, being the school, to change this story? Says Higgins-Saulsberry.