MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Parent input on school reopening is requested by the South Orange Maplewood School District. 

A parent panel focus group will be formed by lottery of those who submit their names by Monday, July 20. 

The form states:

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Our School District recognizes the importance of hearing and weighing parent/guardian voices as we continue to work toward our plans for Fall, 2020. Thank you for your interest in being a part of our Parent Panel for Reopening School. We seek to gather a diverse and representative group, with two members from each school and from SEPAC to serve on this panel. We will use a lottery system to select the members once all application forms have been received. The final submission date for panel consideration is Monday, July 20, 2020, by 12pm.

The panel will meet with Superintendent Dr. Taylor twice during the summer for 90-minutes each:
- Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 11 am (To gain parental/guardian perspective)
- Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 11 am (To address parental/guardian questions)

This panel is not a planning group. It is a focus group - participants will be sharing responses to questions and scenarios that Dr. Taylor will be presenting. We welcome your input and feedback because as parents/guardians you are in the best position to provide the District with information and perspectives about your home and family situation. This group, along with the survey responses from our broader community, will make an important contribution to the planning process for our District's reopening in the fall.

If you have children in multiple schools, please submit this form multiple times--once for each school for which you'd like to be considered. You do not need to submit it for every child if you only wish to be considered as a representative for a certain school.


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