A Strategy for Parent & Community Stakeholder Voice, Agency & Influence in  Schools
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On Becoming a COPACS Member
What You Should Know Before You Join COPACS. . . 
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(1) By simply joining COPACS (even if you do nothing else but join to learn about educational issues and concerns), you are making a bold (nonviolent) statement about  the public education system. First of all, you are stating that you believe in school effectiveness. You are stating that you believe in fairness, excellence and equitable  principles that lead to high, quality "opportunities to learn" on any given day --- for all  children. 
(2) You are stating that you believe in high-quality research-based educational state standards for all
students tied to: (a) high-quality, research-based leadership and teacher practices as well as  school policies (b) high-quality, research-based assessments (c) high-quality, research-based educational content and/or classroom instruction (d) high-quality ongoing professional development training for school leaders and teachers (e) high-quality, research-based textbooks, etc.
(3) You are stating that you believe in best practices and lessons learned tied to school effectiveness and competitive grade  appropriate classroom instruction.   
(4) You are stating that you stand for a strong and unwavering belief in the power of the U.S. public school system to educate   ---   all its  students --- without excuses.  
(5)You are stating that you believe in meaningful parent and community stakeholder participation  or educational capacity development for all stakeholders tied to transparent, accountable and responsive public school systems as an integral part of K-12 student success.
 
Membership Options:

Active Individual Membership
Active Individual membership in a chapter is open to persons who are parents of children in local school systems or community stakeholders who wish to promote and participate in the goals and objectives of COPACS. Active members enjoy all rights and privileges accorded to any member of COPACS.  Active members are eligible to vote in all elections of their local chapters; hold local chapter offices;  serve on the local board of directors; serve as chair or member of any local committee; nominate candidates for national office and awards; and to attend all functions of COPACS nationally and locally. Annual dues are 15.00 dollars. 
 
Network Membership 
Network membership is open to anyone who does not live in a city with a COPACS chapter. Network members may elect to affiliate with any COPACS local chapter and are entitled to all rights and privileges accorded to active local chapter members and to any additional benefits extended by that chapter to its members. Annual dues are 15.00 dollars.
 
Sustaining Membership  
Sustaining membership is a national membership open to firms, corporations or organizations that support the goals and activities of  COPACS. Representatives of sustaining members are eligible to attend all functions of COPACS. Sustaining members receive one-year complimentary membership in their local chapter. Sustaining membership applications must provide the name of their organization, address, and chapter affiliation, which shall be sent to the COPACS' treasurer at the address posted on our website. Annual dues are 100.00 dollars. 
 
Local Sponsoring Membership
Local Sponsoring membership is available to any individual, local organization, or agency that desires to make an iadditional annual contribution to the chapter. Local Sponsoring members have the full rights and privileges of active members. The sponsoring membership may not supplant sustaining membership in the Corporation.  Annual dues are 50.00 dollars.
 
Legacy Memberships
Legacy memberships are available to anyone who supports the COPACS mission and vision and/or wants to be recognized and remembered  for promoting transparency and accountablity in public school governace, discourse and decision-making tied  to student achievment.  The minimum for one-time legacy dues is 500.00 dollars.
 
Life Memberships
Life memberships are available to anyone who supports the COPACS mission and vision and/or 
who wants to  support  transparency and accountablity in public school governace, discourse and decision-making tied to student achievement throughout their lifetime.  Life members may hold office, vote, or serve on the chapter board of directors. They are also eligible to attend all functions of the chapter or the Corporation.  The minimum for one-time life  membership dues is  5.000 dollars.



(2) Please click here to r eview our chapter requirements.

(3) Please click here to  complete our registration form

(4) To review the "Getting Started" Information packet, please click here ,  For questions you should                   review   before filling out the registration form, click here

(5) To learn about membership dues, click here