Included in the 36-member panel are Kelly Ullery from Silver Creek, David Campbell is from Rome and N. Alan Dean from Rockmart in Polk County.
As members of the council, these parents will meet three times this year with the State Superintendent to discuss education issues in Georgia.
Their primary focus will be increasing parent and family engagement to ensure student success.
“I am looking forward to getting to know a new group of parent advisors and discuss how our policies affect their children on a daily basis,” said Barge. “Having parent involvement is critical to making education work for all Georgia students. Hearing directly from them is the best way to ensure their children get what they need to be successful after high school.”
The meetings will allow parents to provide feedback and input on new policies, projects, and materials that influence students and their families.
The Superintendent’s PAC will share the information they learn with community members, other families and schools. They will also serve as advisors and ambassadors in their respective communities.
Parents are nominated to serve on the PAC by their local school district at the beginning of each school year. Members are chosen by a committee of Georgia Department of Education representatives based on the applicant’s response to questions.