NEWS

Head Start Policy Committee

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Des Moines Public Schools has 19 Head Start classrooms; during the first few days of school the parents in each of these classrooms elect representatives to serve on Head Start Policy Committee. Since its start in 1965, Head Start has recognized the value of including parents as full partners in making decisions that concern them, their children, and the program. The practice of shared decision-making gives a voice to all concerned, and Policy Committee is one of the ways that parents can participate.

Policy Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at:

Mitchell Early Learning Center,

111 Porter Avenue, Des Moines IA, 50315

9:00-11:00 a.m.

This is an open meeting, all Head Start parents and members of the community are invited to attend.

At the meeting on October 27th, Marisol Munoz de Ramirez from McKee Learning Center was elected as the Chairperson for 2015-2016 Policy Committee. Our first meeting of the 2016-2017 school year is Tuesday September 27, 2016.

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