Welcome New GPA Families!
Who is the Family Council?
The GPA family council has as its mission to bring together the parents and caregivers of GPA students to stay informed, learn, build community, support our school, communicate with a parent perspective, to give a voice to all parents, and take an active role in the governance of our school through voting membership on the governing board. Family Council meets monthly. We hope YOU join us.
There are babysitting & translation services available for all meetings. Here is a document outlining the family council Mission Statement & supporting activities that we worked on last year.
How to Contact us
Reach out with suggestions, questions, or needs:
- Nicolasa Lopez is the Director of Parent and Family Engagement and can be reached at the school at 617-635-8365 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (She is fluent in English and Spanish.) or Nereida Tejeda Santana at email@example.com (She speaks both English, Spanish and Portuguese)
Parent Elections Process
The Gardner Pilot Academy Governing Board believes that parent voice is necessary to ensure the best possible decisions and educational opportunities for all students. Therefore, the Governing Board has reached out to the parent community to collect feedback on how to design a parent election process that is fair and inclusive, engages more parents, and promotes greater diversity of candidates. Based on parent feedback, the Governing Board has developed the following process for Parent Elections.
Parent Election Process
Information & Parent Responsibilities
Parents receive election information and nomination forms.
First week of October
Deadline for nomination forms to be submitted.
Meet the Candidates: Candidate Biographies
Second week of October
Parents receive information on all candidates running for elected positions and think about whom they would like to vote for.
No later than October 15th
Parents come to the school between 7:30 and 6:00 to vote for candidates they would like to elect. There will be one vote per family.
Day after election
The results of the parent election will be announced to the school community.
*Detailed results will be available in the principal’s office for review.