I'm currently enrolled in School Community Relations and it is only now that I realize the importance of school/parent/community partnerships. I have always believed that the role parents play in their child's education is so important and can make a world of difference in a student's education. However, I am now beginning to understand that having the support of both parents and the community can be so very beneficial.
My action research project has focused on increasing student attendance. It hadn't occurred to me that having more parental support and perhaps a community program on our campus could help improve this issue. If this reward program that I have put together does not prove to improve student attendance, I will have to approach my site supervisor with an alternative. Currently our campus has a PTA, but no other community support. More than anything I want my research project to prove successful, but regardless, I know that students on our campus can benefit greatly from sucha program.