Monday, November 30

QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz will hold a regular meeting of the Queens Parent Advisory Board on Monday, November 30 at 6pm.  The meeting will be a workshop to help members of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) learn how they can be more effective in supporting schools.

“As the mother of two boys, I understand that strong parental involvement is the key to having a successful school,” Queens Borough President KATZ said.  “Our upcoming workshop will feature speakers who will help parents enhance our kids’ schools.”


WHAT:           Borough President Melinda Katz Hosts Workshop to Enhance Parental Involvement in Schools
WHEN:           Monday, November 30, 2015 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
WHERE:         Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens
WHO:             MELINDA KATZ, Queens Borough President

SONIA RUEDA, New York City Department of Education, Family Advocate for School District 28

LORI BUTERA, New York City Department of Education, Family Advocate for School District 26

JODIE LASOFF-LICATA, Co-PTA President for PS 144 in Forest Hills

DEBORAH DILLINGHAM, Former PTA President for PS 101 in Forest Hills and Borough President Katz’s appointee to the Panel for Education Policy

The workshop is free and open to the public.  It will feature presentations from PTA officers and District Family Advocates on how to improve outreach and engage more school parents, run more efficient PTA meetings and raise money for schools.  As space may be limited, participants are asked to RSVP in advance by calling 718.286.2850.

About the Parent Advisory Board
The Parent Advisory Board gives Queens public school parents an opportunity to be heard on education issues and concerns and provides a forum to meet with senior city and state education officials.  The meetings are open to the public, especially to any and all parents with children in the public school system.  The Board is chaired by Borough President Katz and Borough President Katz’s Panel for Education Policy (PEP) appointee Deborah Dillingham. The Parent Advisory Board is comprised of Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) members, Parent Coordinators, the Community Education Councils (CECs) in school Districts 24-30 and the Education Committee Chairs of each Queens Community Board.  The Parent Advisory Board regularly meets at Borough Hall.


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