New parent program within Frisco Independent School District debuts, ONE VOICE: Building relationships with African American families campus by campus

In School News by FOL Editor

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Frisco, October 24, 2011: One Voice announces the program kickoff event, ONE VOICE BLOCK PARTY, on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Hunt Middle School from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

One Voice was created within Frisco Independent School District in response to data presented at a school board meeting which reported a significant disparity in SAT scores among student groups, specifically African American students.  Concern was expressed by parents and FISD administrators over the discrepancy among African American scores at the local, state, and national level.  Out of this concern, One Voice created a vision and developed specific objectives to promote awareness among parents.  Frisco ISD parents were selected as Ambassadors to their child’s school and serve as part of the governing body of the program. Patrice Dunn, FISD Parent Support Coordinator, facilitates this newly organized parent group which is currently seeking to build credible relationships between the school district and African American families on each campus.  Creating awareness, increasing communication and strengthening relationships are big parts of this effort.  All families are welcome to the kick-off event and to join the effort, which will expand over time.                                 

“Continuing to build meaningful relationships among families, students, schools and the community is critical to change and to improving performance and enhancing future success for all students in the Frisco Independent School District.” 

For more information about the program, visit the Guidance and Counseling webpage at http://www.friscoisd.org/ly/departments/GuidanceCounseling/ParentStudentResources.htm.

 

By FOL Editor

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