Atlanta – The Georgia Parent Teacher Organization (GAPTO) is launching a new parent engagement initiative called the Community Leadership Alliance (CLA). The purpose is to encourage more parents to get involved in policy improvement and community engagement for charter schools at the local and state levels. The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is partnering with the Georgia Parent Teacher Organization in the effort.
A CLA is as a group of parent and school leaders who will get together quarterly to find new solutions and strategies to address common concerns and challenges facing Georgia charter schools.
Schools that decide to create a CLA will be eligible to receive a minimum of $1,500. The challenge grant funds will go to enhance or expand parental engagement efforts at individual member schools throughout Georgia. The money will be awarded on a graduated scale that measures the number of people that either join a school’s PTO within a specific timeframe, donate to school’s giving campaign and/or subscribe to the school’s newsletter via the Edbacker.com platform.
Member schools that wish to receive grant funding for their efforts will have until Oct. 8, 2015 to join the CLA program. To become a member, sign up at www.georgiapto.org/cla. You can also contact Rich Thompson at 404-835-8916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.