2011-10-05 / News

Kelly named to statewide education panel

By Anne Marie Kyzer annemariek@thetruecitizen.com

A Burke County Commissioner will serve on a statewide panel for the Georgia Department of Education.

Terri Kelly was named to State Superintendent Dr. John D. Barge’s parent advisory council. Only 30 parents from across the state were selected to serve on the council.

They will meet three times during the year with Barge to discuss education issues, focusing mainly on increasing parental involvement and family engagement to promote student success. Members also have the opportunity to participate in Georgia’s first Family Engagement Conference, a joint project of the Georgia DOE and Georgia PTA. The February event will give educators and parents across the state a chance to network and exchange ideas.

Kelly was nominated by the local school system and selected by a committee of DOE representatives based on her responses to a list of questions.

The panel’s first meeting is scheduled for Oct. 21 at the Georgia DOE office in Atlanta.

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