City Officials Aim To Get Parents More Involved

By News 8

Published 04/12 2014 02:18PM

Updated 04/13 2014 09:05AM

Attendance rates in the Rochester City School District are a serious problem and some city leaders are hoping their Parent Shepherd Program makes a difference.

The program is hosted by the district and Action For A Better Community. District leaders are encouraging parents to come out to a fre seminar to get incolved in their child's education. Parents will be able to attend workshops on their rights and responsibilities.

"I really pray that parents would come together and think about the choices we are making," ABC family developer Jack Dees said. "We are choosing to not be involved in our children's education and that should be a priority."

The Parent Shepherd Program has three more sessions that will take place on July 12, October 11 and January 10, 2015 at the Gantt Recreational Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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