ERIC Number: ED313488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Mentor Manual.
Voluntary Interdistrict Coordinating Council, St. Louis, MO.
Legal action opposing school segregation in St. Louis (Missouri) in the 1970s resulted in a plan to facilitate student transfer and transportation. The Parent Mentor Program was established to help parents acquire skills to work effectively with their children's schools. Through the program, parents are put in touch with other parents who are familiar with the school district and the voluntary student transfer program. This manual provides program details and guidance for parents. It comprises the following sections: (1) "Overview"; (2) "Purpose of Parent Mentor Program"; (3) "Description of Parent Mentor Program"; (4) "Know Your Child's School System," which discusses lines of communication, curriculum, discipline, attendance policies, rights of parents, and participation on boards; (5) "Effective Interaction with Your Child's School"; (6) "Your Child," which discusses parental involvement; (7) "Multicultural Environment"; (8) "Academic Issues," which discusses talented/gifted programs, remediation and tutoring, promotion/retention, testing, special education, and other opportunities; (9) "Transportation," which discusses information parents should know, summer school transportation, and extracurricular transportation; (10) "Resources Available to Parents"; (11) "Glossary of Terms Used by Schools"; and (12) "Appendix," which includes school district obligation by law, a settlement agreement summary, a school integration chronology, a list of family agencies, a discipline report, a publications list, and a transcript of "The Volunteer" newsletter for Spring 1989. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Family, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Magnet Schools, Mentors, Multicultural Education, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, School Desegregation, Student Transportation, Transfer Students
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Voluntary Interdistrict Coordinating Council, St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Saint Louis)