On Becoming A COPACS Member:
A Guide to Getting Started 
             Getting Started: The COPACS Educational Checklist 2015
  
Our checklist is a starting point for parents and community members who want to do more than just review information at the surface level when it comes to national, state and local educational concerns and political issues. 
 
Our members want to learn, prepare, and speak for themselves and do not want union lobbyists or politicians to make decisions for them. As members, they are more than willing to study and analyze the topics and subjects that advance and deepen educational equity and excellence in publics schools for all students, not just some. 
 
They believe in the neccessity of building  “shared spaces where knowledge is created, exchanged and used” on an ongoing basis. They want to explore the issues through a wide range of in-depth school community discussions. They understand the importance of actively contributing to the conversations where the solutions take form about school reform efforts.

They want to sit at the table where state accountability and teacher evaluation systems tied to student achievement are developed. They want to promote public school systems that hold school leaders and educators accountable for student test results. 
 
They are committed to public school effectiveness. As members, they support and promote transparency and accountability in school governance, discourse, and decision-making. They are the ones who understand the significance of  showing up for public school children at school meetings and events. As stakeholders, they believe all children deserve a world class public education system ---  a public education system built from the blood, sweat, tears and toil of all of those who have gone before them --- the very ones who taught them to always believe in educational excellence and equity  for all children --- without excuses. 
  
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The COPACS  Introductory Guide for Members
  
The COPACS Guide for members consists of the COPACS Checklist , and an Introductory Guide focusing on its purpose, mission, programs, and services. Through the COPACS Guide, COPACS members will learn about the benefits associated with being a member ,  the requirements for starting a COPACS chapter , tips on running a successful chapter, the different types of services and program formats , , and the talking points for promoting transparency and accountability within public school communities. 
  
Upcoming Training Programs
  1. Call us to sign up for a webinar focusing on: An Introduction to COPACS
    We will also emphasize: "The Importance of Parent & Community Stakeholder Opportunity Structures & Social Inclusion Policies in Public School Communities."
  2. Sign up for member email blasts and the latest public school news!
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