Clover Park School District’s (CPSD) Family Involvement Advisory Committee (FIAC) met for the first time on March 24 in an effort to improve family involvement throughout the district. Made up of parents, community members and district staff, the 11-person committee was formed as part of the District Plan for Improvement, School Board Priorities and requirements of Title I funding.
“We felt it was important to involve parents and community members who represented a variety of school levels as well as our military community. Ethnic and economic diversity were also very important,” said Sarah Fairweather, CPSD’s family and community partnership coordinator. “The committee members were selected from a pool of applicants who volunteered to serve and we are very appreciative of their time and input.”
Family Involvement Advisory Committee members:
- Rebecca Anderson
- Katie Hodge
- David and Kelli Pritchard
- Dori Shaffer
- Solomon and Teresa Shird
- Angela Watson
- Syl Wiles
During the first meeting the committee received an overview of the district’s Title I program. Team members were able to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of the program’s relationship to family involvement. The committee was then broken into small groups to examine the current Title I parent involvement policy and procedures to offer feedback.
In preparation for the April meeting, committee members will be asking parents throughout the community for their input regarding the strengths and challenges of current family involvement practices at our schools.
For more information about the FIAC or CPSD family and community partnership efforts, contact Fairweather at 583-5043.