North Syracuse Central School District's Parent University is a collection of classes and workshops that parents, guardians and family members can attend to learn more about specific topics of interest. Classes and workshop topics are now being set.
In December 2012, the district surveyed the community to get input regarding the Parent University. The results of that survey are available by clicking here.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kim J. Dyce Faucette said, “I want to thank everyone that responded to our survey. We had more than 1,000 responses and were thrilled to hear our families tell us what they need from us to support their child’s education. I don’t think anyone would argue that the world of education is undergoing tremendous change…because of mandates, added requirements, technology and much more. To the extent that we can help families navigate the new educational system, we absolutely will.”
She added, “The district will continue to solicit feedback to ensure that we are meeting our families’ needs.”
The district has created the “Parent University” as part of their goal to empower families by equipping them with access to student learning information and engaging them in opportunities to support their children’s success. This goal is aligned with the district’s Strategic Plan (STRAP,) which outlines a three-year blueprint to raise expectations for students, respect diversity, and foster an environment where school, home, and community work together to achieve the mission of raising standards for all students.