The School Parent Council (SPC) brings all parents in the school community together to support the school and advocate for quality education. Every parent or guardian of a BPS student is automatically a member of the School Parent Council. The SPC typically sponsors events, solves problems, and raises funds for special school activities.

The School Parent Council is the independently established “voice” of ALL the parents in the school community. The School Parent Council advocates for the students and the school, meets regularly, elects representatives to sit on the School Site Council, promote an environment of understanding and common purpose among parents and school staff, with a focus on student learning and school improvement.

The John F. Kennedy School encourages all parents to participate in monthly meetings of the School Parent Council (SPC).

JFK Parent Council Executive Board Members

  • Amy Gusefski & Dave Juralewicz, Chairs
  • Tracy Triplett & Meredith Sandiford, Secretaries
  • Krista Magnuson & Sarah Smith, Treasurers
  • Nichole Barros, SPEDPAC Representative
  • Sara Smith & Jen Douglas, Citywide Parent Council Representatives

Executive Board Positions and Responsibilities

  • Co-Chair
    • Schedule SPC meetings, Set SPC meeting agendas, Facilitate SPC meetings, Maintain ongoing two-way communication with Principal/Headmaster
  • Treasurer
    • Maintain clear and accurate financial records for the SPC Provide monthly and annual asset and expenses reports Lead or manage SPC fundraising efforts
  • Secretary
    • Conduct outreach to parent community Record and share meeting notes with school community
  • Citywide Parent Council Rep
    • Participate in an inter-school parent group designed to advocate for BPS families and students and influence BPS policy
  • Title I Parent Advisory Council
    • Participate in a district-wide advisory council that meets periodically to provide input/feedback on BPS Title I planning and monitors compliance
  • Special Education Parent Advisory Council Rep
    • Participate in a citywide parent organization designed to provide information and resources to families of students with disabilities who receive special education services
  • School Site Council Reps
    • Representative the parent community as a member of the School-Site Council Participate in school-based decision-making Facilitate communication between the SPC and SSC

2019 – 2020 School Parent Council Meeting Dates

  • November 13 at 5:30pm
  • December 13 at 8:30am
  • January 8 at 5:30pm
  • February 7 at 8:30am
  • March 11 at 5:30pm
  • April 3 at 8:30am
  • May 6 at 5:30pm
  • June 5 at 8:30am

Latest Updates from the School Parent Council

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Recent Parent Council Meeting Minutes

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