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DCSS salutes parents

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Dougherty County School system thanked several hundred parents for their volunteer work at schools on National Parent Involvement Day.

The school system hosted nearly 300 parents, telling them they appreciate their volunteer efforts.

 Parents say it helps improve their relationships with their child's teacher and gives them a better idea of how they can help their kids be better learners.

"Getting parents involved helps the children to have better academics also their behavior is better and they're just better all around," said Parent Facilitator Rodriquez Graper.

"We find sometimes all it takes is a question, would you like to come in and volunteer one hour? Would you like to come in and chaperone that field trip? Would you like to come in and file papers would you like to come in and help miss so and so in their classroom?" said Parent Volunteer Coordinator Ebette Mills.

Parents gathered in small groups to talk about what more the schools can do to get parents involved and how parents can help improve student achievement.


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