Parents for Public Schools is recruiting Pine Belt parents to attend a free, two-day leadership institute this spring designed to help parents better understand public education.
“Most of the time, they do not understand the language or acronyms used in education,” said Victoria Peters, a parent coach with the organization who works in the Pine Belt.
“We know parents have something to say, but the reason we don’t hear them is because they don’t know what to say to give feedback.”
The institute is sponsored by Parents for Public Schools, a national organization based in Jackson that promotes parent involvement and leadership in schools. It will be held Feb. 26-27, March 26-27 and April 16-17 at the Hilton in Jackson. The deadline to apply is Dec. 14.
Peters said 30 parents will be selected to attend a variety of interactive workshops and breakout sessions.
“We want a diverse group of parents,” she said.