While much attention is focused on national policy and national leadership, policy development and implementation for how our schools are run is largely in the hands of our local school boards and superintendents.
Recognizing this, PPS chapters are instrumental in keeping their communities informed about policy matters affecting our schools. The PPS chapter in San Francisco tweets live during the board meetings, posts audio and video recordings of each meeting on #BoardWatch, and provides agendas for all meetings of the board and its committees. PPS also ensures the parent voice is heard in public education discussions and decisions.
PPS of San Francisco is just one example of how chapters work to inform and involve parents, allowing them to function as partners in their children’s education. That parent voice is essential if our public schools are to be the best they can be and remain the best choice for educating our children.