This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
The city’s new Board of Education is accepting applications for a Parent and Community Advisory Council.
Council members will give input and guidance to the board. The council will encourage parents and community members to engage with the board at action and policy meetings. It will also provide feedback by becoming a link between school communities and board members and will produce a yearly report to summarize the board’s progress as the members see it.
The Advisory Council will consist of 12 individuals selected by the board. Applicants must be residents of Philadelphia, at least 18 years of age, and either a current parent/caregiver of a student in public schools or a community member with a demonstrated commitment to public schools.
Members will serve on the Advisory Council throughout the next school year. That means the first council will serve during the 2019-20 school year.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 9. Applications can be submitted by completing an online form, emailing a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailing a completed application to the Office of the Board of Education, 440 N. Broad St., Suite 101, Philadelphia Pa. 19130.