Recognizing that parents are key stakeholders in the education of their children, the District seeks to establish effective family-school partnerships that build the capacity of parents to improve student achievement and promote academic success. Positive partnerships between parents and the District to support high standards and improve student academic achievement. Therefore, Shelby County Schools recognizes that school and district-wide programs are enriched and enhanced through the efforts of parent-led organizations.
While parents may be involved in the educational well-being of their children at various levels, the District considers family-school partnerships to be essential to the life of the school. The District, therefore, recognizes and supports schools in collaboration with parent-led organizations.
SCS Board Policy 7009 states "Each school shall be required to have a parent organization that may include, but is not limited to a Parent Teacher Association (PTA); Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA); Parents (Partners) in Education (PIE); and Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)."
Information about the Approved Parent Organizations for the 2020-21 school year is coming soon.
The parent toolkit was developed to assist parents organizations within Shelby County Schools. The toolkit is filled with an assortment of resources that will assist parent organizations with membership recruitment and retention efforts, fundraising ideas, budgeting suggestions, and much more.