Parent Advisory Commission Applications Close Thursday

By March 29, 2022 News

Parents have just two more days to apply for Superintendent Truitt’s Parent Advisory Commission. Truitt announced the commission on February 23, with the intention of elevating parents’ voices in education.

Commission details

What will the commission look like? It will include 48 parents from the state’s eight education regions. Each region’s representation will look like this:

  • Traditional public schools: two parents
  • Public charter schools: one parent
  • Home schools: one parent
  • Private schools: one parent
  • At-large: one parent from each education region, drawn from the largest county in each region

In total, eight charter parents will serve on the commission.

Commission purpose

Commission members will discuss aspirations and challenges for public education, according to DPI, and will share feedback with Superintendent Truitt. Moreover, they’ll have the opportunity to help shape policy recommendations.
Commission members will serve two-year terms. The full commission will meet quarterly, while regional sub groups will meet monthly.

The application closes this Thursday, March 31.

Read the release announcing the commission here. Find the application here.