by Demone Gunter, District Family Engagement Liaison, Family Friendly Schools Initiative & Volunteerism

What are the positive benefits of parent involvement?

There are many benefits to parental involvement at your child’s school. Parental involvement gives parents an opportunity to build positive relations inside the school building and participate in school activities. In today’s schools, parent volunteers are indispensable. With budget cuts, schools will rely more heavily on parents and other volunteers to help conduct school activities and provide supplies. There is no task too big or small as it pertains to parent involvement.

5 Reasons parent involvement is key to your child’s school success.

  1. It makes a difference in your child’s education.
  2. It helps to create a sense of community.
  3. It allows you to get to know the teachers and staff.
  4. It allows you to build relationships with other parents at your child’s school.
  5. It allows you to strengthen your child’s education.

There are not enough resources to accomplish the work. Parental involvement is the key to this complex problem. Parental involvement will enhance equity and address the barriers of learning and teaching. Parental involvement sends a clear message to your child that school is important and worth your time. Whether or not your children are in kindergarten or high school, there is a good chance their school could use your help.

For information regarding this article, please contact Demone Gunter or 678.984.8078.