Blaine HS starts parent advisory forum

In an effort to encourage two-way communication between parents and guardians and administrators at Blaine High School (BHS), the school has created a parent advisory forum.

The forum will take place once a month. To meet the varied schedules of parents and guardians, meetings are scheduled for the last Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. and the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. All parents and guardians of BHS students are welcome to attend.

BHS Principal John Phelps looks forward to hearing from parents and guardians because he wants to know what their needs are and for their voices to be heard, he said. Parent input is very important, Phelps said.

“I’m a parent, but I’ve been a teacher and an administrator for a long time,” he said. “This will help me to get parents’ and guardians’ perspectives so I can do the right thing for them.

“Last year after parent-teacher conferences, we asked people for their input on the conferences. Parents were frustrated because the event was so packed and because of that input we changed our conferences. We now hold it on two different nights. Because parents and guardians voiced their concerns, it gave us an opportunity to change things.”

Phelps also looks forward to administrators talking with the group about how the school works and about school policies.

“The more we communicate, the better our school will be,” Phelps said. “The parent advisory forum is a great place to be constructive and for parents and guardians and administrators to work together to move us forward as a school and as a team.”

Anyone with questions about the forum can contact Phelps at 763-506-6501.

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