2004-01-30 / Community

Parents, Action Center Discuss Local School Issues

Parents, Action Center Discuss Local School Issues


The Action Center, a community based organization with its eye on public education, hosted a forum this week for local parent coordinators and parent association members. Many parents voiced concern over the growing number of students in each school, safety and the lack of parent participation in children’s education. Marcee McRae, Parent Information Resource Center Coordinator, was the moderator.The Action Center, a community based organization with its eye on public education, hosted a forum this week for local parent coordinators and parent association members. Many parents voiced concern over the growing number of students in each school, safety and the lack of parent participation in children’s education. Marcee McRae, Parent Information Resource Center Coordinator, was the moderator.
Guy Barfield, P.S. 106 Parent Association Vice President, said he is concerned with special limitations at the school where the gymnasium doubles as the cafeteria.Guy Barfield, P.S. 106 Parent Association Vice President, said he is concerned with special limitations at the school where the gymnasium doubles as the cafeteria.Leah Chase, Beach Channel High School Parent Coordinator, talked about safety. She said using only one entranceway – while scanning students for weapons – leaves many students waiting outside as their first class is beginning inside. Chase also suggested that the school refocus on the long-standing oceanography, law, arts and computer learning programs.Leah Chase, Beach Channel High School Parent Coordinator, talked about safety. She said using only one entranceway – while scanning students for weapons – leaves many students waiting outside as their first class is beginning inside. Chase also suggested that the school refocus on the long-standing oceanography, law, arts and computer learning programs.

Parent Coordinator Eilene Hanning, Parent Association Second Vice President Kathi Diaz and Parent Association First Vice President Patti Kelly, l to r, represented P.S. 47 in Broad Channel. “Cashin’s plan is working,” said Hanning.Parent Coordinator Eilene Hanning, Parent Association Second Vice President Kathi Diaz and Parent Association First Vice President Patti Kelly, l to r, represented P.S. 47 in Broad Channel. “Cashin’s plan is working,” said Hanning.Ernest Brown, left, Community School Board leader, spoke with the parents who attended.Ernest Brown, left, Community School Board leader, spoke with the parents who attended.

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