In January 2007, the Great Valley School District formed a Parent Key Communicator network comprised of parent volunteers. District Community Relations Coordinator Jennifer Blake facilitates the group. District Superintendent Alan Lonoconus and Board Member David Barratt attend the meetings.
The goal of the group is to increase two-way communication between district office, the schools, and the parent community. The group also works to identify areas that need further clarification so that common understanding is possible, and builds bridges between schools by providing parents with a forum where connections can be made.
The volunteers who serve on the key communicators network create a link between parents and the district. Although the parent key communicators may not always have immediate answers to all the questions raised by other parents, these volunteers strengthen the line of communication for parents who seek information. The group will also help the district to better understand parent concerns.
Questions, ideas, or concerns about the Parent Key Communicator network can be directed to any member or to Jennifer Blake at (610) 889-2125, ext. 2305, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.