Lowell Public Schools Citywide Family Council
“The rebirth of the Citywide Family Council provides a really important avenue for those closest to Lowell’s students—their family members—with a way to become informed so they can make good decisions about their children’s education. In my years with the CFC’s earlier incarnation as the Citywide Parent Council, I saw that parents not only got good information but also were inspired to take action on behalf of their children. They understood that their advocacy benefited not only their children but ALL children in the Lowell Public Schools.”
~Sheila Kirschbaum, Director of the Tsongas Industrial History Center & grandparent to a current Lowell Public Schools student
What: The Citywide Family Council (CFC) is council of families, educators and community members who will help inform district decisions and make every Lowell Public School student's experience better.
Purpose: The purpose of the CFC is to help identify priorities and focus on a range of LPS district priorities to boost student engagement and to increase student achievement.
The CFC aims to:
1. Involve families in addressing and responding to issues in the Lowell Public Schools pertaining to educational standards, equity, minority isolation, and other education- related issues.
2. Provide an open forum for discussions regarding school issues and voted policies.
3. Provide a mechanism for broad and inclusive family representation.
4. Give its members the responsibility of keeping their respective schools informed.
Monthly meetings: CFC meetings are monthly and the schedule will be determined by the council members. Dinner, childcare, and interpretation (if requested) will be provided. We are aiming for representatives from each of the Lowell schools. The monthly schedule will be posted here when it is available.
Click here for meeting notes from the November 27, 2018 Citywide Family Council meeting.
Click here for meeting notes from the January 24, 2019 Citywide Family Council meeting.
Click here for meeting notes from the February 26, 2019 Citywide Family Council meeting.
Want to get involved? Email Rebecca Duda: firstname.lastname@example.org