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CLOSING APPLICATION PERIOD: Become A Member of the MCPS Family Engagement Advisory Team
May 1 - May 21
MCPS (Montgomery County Public Schools) parents are invited to apply to be a part of the MCPS Family Engagement Advisory Team. The purpose of the Family Engagement Advisory Team is to provide opportunities for MCPS families to learn about and provide input and feedback on the district’s programs and initiatives.
MCPS is committed to improving students’ school experience and academic success and ensuring equitable learning opportunities by engaging families in decision-making and program review.
The Family Engagement Advisory Team will meet a number of times during the school year and members will be required to serve a two-year term.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due by May 21, 2021
Team responsibilities include:
- Provide input and feedback to MCPS Central Office staff, school staff and workgroups on programs, activities, services, resources, and materials, including communication to families, and Parent Academy;
- Solicit feedback from other parents in the community;
- Participate in efforts to promote a welcoming environment in all schools;
- Assist staff with training to strengthen family advocacy skills;
- Develop a plan for collaborative learning opportunities for school administrators and teachers to equitably engage with all students and families.
Learn more here: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/community-engagement/
MCPS is committed to improving students’ school experience and academic success and ensuring equitable learning opportunities by engaging families in decision-making and program review. The FEAT provides opportunities for MCPS families to learn about and provide input and feedback on the district’s programs and initiatives, ensuring that family connections are inclusive, individualized, integrated and impactful (from the National PTA “Four Is” framework for Transformative Family Engagement); and create uniform expectations and best practices for individual schools and districtwide decision making.
The FEAT is composed of no more than 15 parent/guardians, including individuals and community stakeholders, a school administrator, a teacher, a Parent-Community Coordinator (PCC) and a member of Student and Family Support and Engagement. Note: the term “parent” refers to the parent or legal guardian of a child enrolled in a MCPS. The FEAT meets at least seven times during the school year and members serve a two-year term.
Please complete the FEAT application if you are interested in participating as a member of the group. To ensure broad representation, applications will be evaluated on a variety of factors, including location of residence, child’s grade level, and areas of interest and experience related to MCPS programs and services including, but not limited to, curriculum, extra-curricular activities, special education, gifted and talented, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The membership of the FEAT will reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the student population.