Your View: Community involvement in ACPS strategic plan process is heartening

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Your View: Community involvement in ACPS strategic plan process is heartening
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By Hope Gallagher, Alexandria (File photo)

To the editor:
I am writing in response to the November 13 letter to the editor entitled “Ushering in a new era of community involvement in local schools” by Alexandria City School Board Chairwoman Karen Graf.

As a native Alexandrian away at college, I am glad to hear about Alexandria City Public Schools’ efforts to unite the community for the good of a better education. But I would have loved to have known what the six goals were that Superintendent Alvin Crawley laid out for the audience.

There is an obvious hunger in the community for the success of these efforts, demonstrated by the surprisingly large amount of people who attended the event.

To the ACPS supporters and faculty: Be grateful for this community base, as some school districts do not have even that many concerned citizens and parents. I currently am learning about how parental involvement in schools can impact a child’s future, so please never stop pushing for more parental support at home.

Having attended both private and public schools, that concern and push from parents and guardians makes all the difference in the drive of the student to learn. Algebra will always be boring, but even small efforts at home could be the difference between a high school diploma and a rap sheet.

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