According to Clayton County Public Schools Title One Program Coordinator Chantara Rumph-Carter and the Title One Director, Katrina Thompson, there will be two programs this Thursday, from 10 to 11 a.m. and again from 5-6 p.m.
Both will be held in room 109 of the S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center, 1087 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro.
Another session is planned July 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Clayton County Public Schools Homeless Education Center, 2260 Old Rex Morrow Road in Morrow.
According to Rumph-Carter, these planning meetings will allow parents of Clayton County students and the communities served by the school system to have the opportunity to provide personal input and receive feedback with regard to the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.
“We will discuss a number of topics relating to the school system,” Rumph-Carter said.
“These will include the Comprehensive Learning Improvement Program, commonly known as CLIP, in addition to the Title I Parental Involvement Policy as well as the Title I Equity Plan and Flexible Learning Plan.”
In regard to the Comprehensive Learning Improvement Plan, it involves the entire Clayton County school district.
Rumph-Carter added this program deals with professional development and other grants and helps determine federal funding for the school system.
Also to be discussed is the Flexible Learning Plan, which targets students who attend one of Clayton’s 17 focus schools which have been identified by the state board of education as having a particular area of focus in regard to narrowing or closing the academic achievement gap.
“We need the ideas of our education stakeholders and those of people in the communities these schools serve,” Rumph-Carter said.
Information received from stakeholders as part of the district-wide Title I Parental Involvement Program will be used to develop Clayton County Public Schools ideas as to how to involve more parents in school activities, primarily academics.
“These ideas will develop through our stakeholder’s participation in workshops and volunteer opportunities,” Rumph-Carter said.
“To develop this plan, we need parent and community involvement as we look to address the needs of our parents,” she added.
For additional information on the Stakeholders Planning meetings, call (770) 473-2700.