The city school district’s Parent Leadership Advisory Council (PLAC) officially re-launched last week after about a year of preparation from a dedicated team of parents, caregivers and the RCSD Office of Parent Engagement.
Kenyon Binns is acting President of PLAC. He said that the process began February of last year. Dozens of parents attended meetings to work on re-launching the organization.
Then the COVID pandemic hit, causing the group to lose momentum.
“Over the course of last summer and last fall, we were able to get a core group of maybe 5 or 6 people that would show up consistently to work on these bylaws and try to get this group running again,” Binns said.
So far, the group has primarily focused on writing their bylaws, which, Binns says, will be officially verified and approved by the Board of Education at their upcoming meeting.
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