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November Meeting Notes

Community Update on November Meeting:

 

The Frankfort High School Principal’s Advisory Committee met November 10, 2011, with 10 members and 3 guests in attendance.  Key topics of discussion included:

 

1.      Community Participation - Members of this committee are looking to include more members of the community in our work.  At this time we are actively seeking parents who have students in our high school.  Any parent interested in volunteering as a member of the Frankfort High School Principal’s Advisory Committee is encouraged to contact this committee at hsadvisory@frankfort.k12.in.us

 

2.      “Career Talk” - Would you volunteer to talk with students about your career?  Talk with students about the kinds of tasks your daily routine involves…how you work with others to achieve results…a little background on your education and work experience?  We are seeking people from the community who would be willing to come into our school and speak to classes or groups of students about specific careers. Most of our students do not know about careers, other than what their parents do.  Your help in this regard will help students make more informed career choices. You’ll also be helping us by involving business and community members in the education process. A list of prospective speakers will be made available to the teachers for future use in classes. Potential speakers are encouraged to contact this committee via email at hsadvisory@frankfort.k12.in.us or call the High School office at 654-8545.  Please Note: Anyone interested must complete the volunteer / chaperone form, available at http://fhs.frankfortschools.org

 

3.      A report was given about the Superintendent Advisory Committee and what some of the other local advisory committees in our school system are doing to help in the education of their students.

 

4.      Guests in attendance at the Nov. 10 meeting provided the following comments and recommendations:

 

·        Committee should consider limiting the length of meetings to 60 minutes, rather than 90 minutes

(Decision: We will adopt a 60 minute agenda in the December meeting and see how this works.)

·        Committee should consider using Facebook to ‘get the word out’ / improve community involvement

(Discussion: We have considered Facebook, but we remain concerned about privacy / security issues and the amount of effort to maintain and monitor a Facebook account (this remains an open question.)

·        Use of “Power school” would help communicate committee information within the school system.

 

Committee members thanked each visitor who participated in this meeting for their valuable time as well as the thoughtful comments and recommendations made during the meeting.

 

 

About School Advisory Committees

 

School Advisory Committees are advisory, coordinating agencies that work with the local school principal to further the purpose of education, primarily by enhancing cooperation / coordination of resources that will improve educational opportunities for the students of the Community Schools of Frankfort.  Work of the committee includes evaluating important decisions and problems, promoting better communication and understanding between the community and the school, and facilitating plans of action and citizen support upon which the education of pupils depends.


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