|Functions of the Parent Participation Organization:|
The PPO has a twofold purpose in law:
- to encourage parents to be involved in fostering their child's academic success
- to collaborate in developing, implementing and evaluating the school's educational project.
As well, it may advise the representative on the governing board about parents' concerns. The governing board may consult the PPO when parents' opinions and ideas are needed(s.96-3)
The Parent Participation Organization can play a valuable role and complement the work of the governing board by effectively communicating with the parent body at large:
- letting parents know about what is going on at the school and what the needs are
- finding out about parent's concerns
There are no regulations governing the size and general operation of a Parent Participation Organization. As well as fulfilling its purpose as defined by law, it has been suggested that sub-committees could be set up within the PPO with specific tasks such as safety, newsletter, book fair, etc.