10. What is the role of parents in charter schools?

As a parent, you are making a conscious choice to consider participating in the education marketplace. Most charter schools provide opportunities for parental involvement ranging from volunteering in the classroom to serving on a site council. To learn more about the potential role of parents in a specific charter school, consider:

  • looking at the school’s charter
  • attending parent meetings
  • observing classrooms with parent volunteers
  • talking with parents of students