The Cherokee County public schools this fall will pilot the Georgia School Board Association’s VILLA program, where parents can learn about the workings of the school district, officials announced at a recent school board meeting.
The first class of the free Volunteer Instructional Leadership Learning Academy – described by board Chairwoman Kyla Cromer as a “citizen awareness opportunity” – will involve 24 parents. They will meet five Monday evenings, Oct. 9-30 and Nov. 13, with a field trip to schools planned the morning of Nov. 6.
Topics to be covered include the district’s governance model, the roll of school board members, major system priorities and day-to-day operations. There also will be a question-and-answer session with board members, schools Superintendent Brian V. Hightower and senior staff. Hightower said the program likely would be offered annually.
Applications are due Sept. 5.