The Palo Alto school district is seeking applicants for an advisory committee to help reform the elementary school report card.
The parent committee will be an advisory group to the 30-plus-member Elementary Report Card Committee, composed of teachers, principals and the district's Director of Elementary Education Kathleen Meagher.
Members will share ideas and review drafts of a report card to reflect the newly adopted Common Core Standards in math and language arts, which will be fully implemented in 2014-15, the district said. California is among 45 states that have adopted the new standards.
The district's current K-5 report card is tied to the California State Content Standards, which will be replaced by the Common Core.
In a solicitation for applicants, the district said, "Parent volunteers are needed to join the parent Advisory Group to share ideas as to what you, as a parent, would most like to see in a report card for your elementary-aged student, review drafts of the report card throughout the year and seek input from other parents in your child's school community regarding the report card."
The committee will meet approximately once a month from October through April, with most meetings tentatively scheduled for late Monday afternoons.
Applications for the advisory committee are due Monday, Sept. 16.
The committee will include at least two parents from each "cluster" of Palo Alto schools, north, south and west. No more than one parent per school may serve on the advisory committee, the district said.
For more information, contact Meagher at email@example.com or 650 329-3773.