ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The state is implementing a new initiative to get more parents engaged in their children's education.
Alice Coachman Elementary is one Dougherty County school chosen to have Academic Parent Teacher Teams.
Parents will have 75-minute meetings with teachers three times a year to go over grades, standardized testing, and how the students are doing compared to others.
"Being that the first meeting is September 17th we really want to get it out to parents that we need you here for the first meeting, so that you can understand, you can learn and then come back to those follow up meetings for your child," said Gail Solomon, Principal.
Parents can then schedule follow up meetings with teachers if needed.
That informational meeting to explain the program to parents on the 17th starts at 2:00 p.m.