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

  • Shannon McManus & Dave Juralewicz, Chairs
  • Meredith Sandiford, Secretary
  • Krista Magnuson & Jenna Figueiredo, Treasurers
  • Sarah Horsley & 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
  • District English Learner Advisory Committee Rep
    • Participate in a citywide parent organization designed to provide information and resources to families of English Language Learner (ELL) students
  • 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

2021-2022 School Parent Council Meeting Dates at 7:30 pm

  • 10th November
  • 8th December
  • 12th January
  • 9th February
  • 9th March
  • 13th April
  • 11th May
  • 8th June

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Recent Parent Council Meeting Minutes

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