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Parent Leadership Academy offers look into district decision-making

PLA decision-making Parents, family members and guardians looking to build their leadership skills and get more involved in district decision-making are invited to attend the upcoming Parent Leadership Academy. These classes are designed for individuals who want to be parent leaders and who want to be more informed about how decisions are made at the district level to support academics.

The 90-minute classes will meet Thursday evenings starting March 2 and ending April 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the district office, 3738 Walnut Avenue in Carmichael. Participants must commit to participating in all six sessions. Childcare and a light meal will be provided. Translation will be provided upon request.

Participants will learn about:

                    • District initiatives and the educational system
                    • Local Control Funding Formula, district budget resources and Title I
                    • Parents’ rights and advocacy
                    • Common Core State Standards
                    • Student evaluation and assessment
                    • How district committee members are selected
Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Interact with other parent leaders, district Board of Education members and members of the superintendent’s cabinet
  • Share their hopes and dreams for all students in the San Juan Unified School District
Click here for fliers in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Ukrainian. Participants are asked to fill out an application and send it to the Family and Community Engagement team, 3738 Walnut Ave. in Carmichael, or email it to For more information, please contact the Family and Community Engagement team at (916) 971-7929 or