District Parents of English Language learner (ELL) Students Invited to Serve in District Advisory Leadership
The school year’s first District Parent Leadership Council (PLC) meeting is set for Thursday, September 27, from 6:30-8:30 at multiple sites around the County. The Department of Multicultural Education is hoping more parents of English Language Learners (ELL students) will participate this year and has scheduled the meetings at various schools to make it easier for parent involvement. Meetings are scheduled for Grove Park Elementary, Palm Springs Middle, Lake Worth Middle, Carver Middle or Glades Central. Interpreters will be available for speakers of Spanish, Haitian-Creole, and Portuguese.
Department Specialist Connie Berry said the group’s focus this year includes the rights and responsibilities of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program parents. “Emphasis will be stressed on the different opportunities available for their youngsters, such as CHOICE and magnet programs and enrichment activities as well as strategies they can use at home to help their students succeed in school,” she stated.
District Parent Leadership Council members are frequently those parents who have been effective in leadership capacities at their children’s schools. Information on a variety of topics offered at District PLC meetings by educators and community service providers is taken back and shared with members of the individual schools’ Parent Leadership Councils. The Palm Beach County School District has approximately25,000 students enrolled in the ESOL program and thousands of students who have successfully exited and transitioned into the mainstream educational programs.
For more information, contact Ms. Berry, 561.434-7348 or Connie.firstname.lastname@example.org