I recently received the following letter from a teacher regarding parent involvement and the challenges she faces getting parents engaged with her classroom and school. Parent involvement is vital to the work we are undertaking in Kentucky schools, yet I know it can be difficult to get parents engaged and involved in our schools. I wanted to share the letter with all of you, and also my response, which I hope provides some helpful suggestions.
Here is the teacher’s letter:
To: Holliday, Terry – Commissioner, Dept. of Education
Subject: Increased Parental Involvement
As a teacher, I want you to know that I have tried more than once to get parents in to conference with them about their child. I have offered Parent Teacher Conferences October 8th, November 5th, 2012, January 4th, and February 26th, 2013. I also offer evening hours. I Continue Reading