“The evidence is in: when schools and families work together to support learning, everyone benefits. Students do better in school and in life. Parents become empowered. Teacher morale improves. Schools get better. Communities grow stronger.”
- National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
The District School Improvement Team (DSIT) is one way to support student learning across the district. The DSIT is the conduit between parents and community members and the district and the Board of Education. We facilitate dialogue on important issues, including student achievement and assessments, and provide opportunities for input on decisions regarding district and school budgets, district policies and school choice. To learn more about DSIT, click here.
Interested in something more or different? There are many other ways to engage in your child’s educational experience. From school-level accountability groups to band and sports boosters, there are myriad opportunities to play a more active role in your child’s school. For ideas and links to other opportunities, click here.
The next regular DSIT meeting is Thursday November 14th at 6:30 pm at the Educational Support Center. This meeting will feature Ashley Merryman, author of the award winning book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, and the newly-released Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, Nightline, All Things Considered, Fresh Air, and in Newsweek. The Tattered Cover Bookstore will be on hand to sign copies of her books, which buyers can then have autographed by Ashley after the meeting. Click here for more information.
The October 17th meeting featured a Candidate Forum with candidates running for the Adams 12 School Board. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE CANDIDATE Q&A DOCUMENT.
Whether you were the type of student who tended to sit in the front row in school or the one who liked to sit in the back and take it all in, as a parent and adult member of our Adams 12 community, your place in our children's education is front and center. All have ideas, opinions and skills to contribute. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is needed.