Research shows there are positive effects on student achievement when schools and parents continuously support and encourage the children's learning. Parents can help their children succeed by:
- Creating a home environment that encourages learning.
- Expressing high (but not unrealistic) expectations for their children's achievement and future careers.
- Getting involved in their children's education at school and in the community.
DDESS School Boards
Being a DDESS school board member is a serious responsibility but one that offers significant rewards - the primary reward being the opportunity to actively participate in the process of educating our children.
However, unlike the school boards in the Local Education Authority (LEA), DDESS school boards act purely in an advisory capacity, providing input to the Superintendent and administrators in the areas of fiscal, personnel and educational policies, procedures and programs. The DDESS school district superintendent makes final decisions on matters affecting the school district. Read more about the responsibilities of a DDESS School Board.
There are many volunteer opportunities for parents eager to get involved with their students education or for other interested community members. Check with you child's school for specifics and to complete any necessary forms in addition to the following.