After widespread confusion related to Mt. Diablo Superintendent Steven Lawrence’s decision disband the Parent Advisory Council and instead hold feeder pattern meetings, I requested a list of meeting dates and times from him.
I also asked for a copy of the notification/request for topic suggestions that he sent to the Northgate feeder pattern, since it appeared that very few parents were aware of the meeting that took place Oct. 10 in the Northgate HS staff lounge.
In an email, Lawrence wrote, in part:
“Requests for topics has gone through the principals. Also, the principals were asked to identify parent leaders to attend the meeting.”
He advised parents interested in getting involved to contact their principals and get involved in School Site Council or PTA/PFC groups.
For the Northgate feeder pattern meeting, he said his secretary collected the following topics before the meeting:
“Teacher retention efforts
Plans to expand classroom space at NHS
Technology plan for NHS
Proposition 30 and 38
Does money come back to sites for field use
What can we do to get parent volunteers fingerprinted quicker
Does PTA have to pay for teacher CPR training”
In addition, he informed me that no official meeting minutes are being taken.
Below is the list of meeting times and dates, along with feeder patterns. Lawrence said locations will be determined by principals who volunteer their sites.
Concord HS Feeder Pattern: September 12, October 24, January 23, and April 10
Includes: El Dorado MS, Westwood EL, Monte Gardens EL, El Monte EL, Mt. View EL, Wren Avenue EL, Sun Terrace EL
College Park HS Feeder Pattern: September 19, November 7, January 30, April 17
Includes: Valley View MS, Pleasant Hill MS, Sequoia MS, Hidden Valley EL, Valhalla EL, Gregory Gardens EL, Pleasant Hill EL, Sequoia EL
Mt. Diablo HS Feeder Pattern: September 26, November 14, February 6, April 24
Includes: Riverview MS, Rio Vista EL, Shore Acres EL, Bel Air EL, Delta View EL
Diablo View/Pine Hollow Feeder Pattern: October 3, December 5, February 13, May 1
Includes: Ayers EL, Mt. Diablo EL, Highlands EL, Silverwood EL
Northgate HS Feeder Pattern: October 10, December 12, February 20, May 8
Includes: Foothill MS, Valle Verde EL, Walnut Acres EL, Bancroft EL
Ygnacio Valley HS Feeder Pattern: October 17, December 19, February 27, May 15
Includes: Oak Grove MS, Fair Oaks EL, Cambridge EL, Meadow Homes EL, Woodside EL, Ygnacio Valley EL
Do you think all parents should be invited to these meetings?