Idette B. Groff, a school board member in Conestoga Valley School District in Pennsylvania, writes about the importance of involving parents in the drafting of education policy. She shares that her own district thought it was communicating effectively with parents but soon realized that parents did not agree. The district worked to improve communication with parents about issues such as the budget and is offering various ways for parents to have their voices heard, including through meetings, submitting written comments and online.

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