Parents want more involvement in school district - KLFY News 10

Parents want more involvement in school district

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Parents with children in the Lafayette Parish School System are uniting behind a movement to encourage more parental involvement.

The Parent Empowerment Organization's main goal is to be an information source between the parents and the school district as well as the individual schools of their children. In order for this to be successful, they will need the help of other parents in the public school system.

"There's the chamber, there's teachers, but we're just not hearing from the parents so our goal is to get the parents a little more engaged and get them involved in the schools." said Heather Blanchard who is with Parents Empowerment.

Administrators understand the concern of the parents and more than willing to cooperate.

"I was excited to actually meet with some parents. They were very interested in joining forces to be able to support the school system," said Angela Morrison with the Lafayette Parish School Board.

With a few parents showing genuine effort, they need more voicing their opinions so that they can be heard.

"When ever two or more join and they have a stronger voice, then they're heard. And so therefore an organization such as this will allow parents an opportunity to have a stronger voice on issues that matter most for those kids."

said Morrison.

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