Parent panel boosts school

When the leader of Whiteland Community High School wants to gauge reaction to changing classes or wants to know what school-related issues are concerning families, he turns to a set of parents.

The group of 22 have been discussing the high school’s grading scale, Advanced Placement courses and the new privilege-based discipline system so far this year.

The Clark-Pleasant School Board still has the final say in any changes to the grading scale or any other high school or school district policy. But Interim Principal John Schilawski wants to be sure parents have regular opportunities to speak up about changes, and that they can easily learn more about what’s happening in the school.

Besides meeting with the parent group monthly, he typically exchanges calls or emails with a few of the parents each week.

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