Required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:
15.1 Parental Involvement and Parents’ Advisory Group - 18.05(4)(a)- The program shall have a written plan for involving parents and shall have a Parents’ Advisory Group that shall advise the program on matters that pertain to the education, health and safety of the students in the program.
The program shall designate a staff person to support the Parents’ Advisory Group.
The Partners in Education Executive Committee will also serve in that capacity for the Parent Advisory Group (PAG). In essence, it is forum for an exchange of ideas. The PAG shall advise the school on education, health, and safety of students. LPS encourages constructive engagement from the PAG with respect to these aspects of the educational program. Commencing with school year 2018-19 the PAG will host four meetings each school year open to all LPS parents and staff, focusing on the accomplishments, the challenges, and the opportunities attendant to the present and future of LPS. In essence, it is a salient and timely focus on the “State of the School.” The Parent Advisory Group meetings with parents will be held in October, December, February, and April. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requires that each 766 school establish a PAG.