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Coordinating Council kicks off 2016-17
Longtime group keeps parent clubs connected
Presidents, co-presidents and vice president-elects of all the parent clubs at Lake Oswego School District schools meet monthly at the district office as part of the Coordinating Council.
The council got the 2016-17 year started with a meeting on Friday, receiving an update from LOSD Superintendent Heather Beck on the districts stand-out state standardized test scores.
The group also discussed whats next for Oswego BRAVE (Being Respectful And Valuing Everyone), a parent-led group that seeks to foster a safe and positive learning environment for all students and engage and educate the entire community on how to build empathy and address bullying behavior. (Learn more at facebook.com/OswegoBRAVE.)
Two parents in the district proposed the idea for the council 25 years ago to facilitate communication among parent groups, according to a district document. The organization does not have voting authority, nor does it serve as an advisory committee to the school board. But members build bridges among parent groups, meet with the superintendent and hear guest speakers.