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High school gets high marks under new system
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jan 17, 2013 | 1464 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
JCHS Junior Sarah Pounds speaks to  Board of Education members about her role on the state advisory committee.
JCHS Junior Sarah Pounds speaks to Board of Education members about her role on the state advisory committee.
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Jones County Board of Education members met and listened to the county’s representative to the State Parental Advisory Council and State Student Advisory Council at last week’s meeting.

Amy Haddock spoke at the Jan. 8 meeting about being one of 30 parents on the council and meeting with State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. She is a parent of a Turner Woods Elementary student and explained that she meets with other parent representatives in Atlanta and brings back that information to share with local parents.

“It’s important to be involved in your child’s education,” Haddock said. “We have good parent volunteers at Turner Woods, but I found out not all school systems have that.”

The representative said Barge met with her group twice. The group is developing questions that will be sent out at the end of the year. Serving on the advisory council is a two-year commitment.

“We want to keep the line of communication open with parent coordinators,” she added.

Information on the state website states the Parent Advisory Council is a group of parents from across the state that meets to discuss education in Georgia. Parents are nominated to serve by their local school district at the beginning of each school year and are chosen by a committee of Georgia Department of Education representatives based on the applicant’s response to questions.

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