Can we juggle school board meetings and parenting? Yes we can!
AngelAnn Flores made a promise to her children – that she would be involved in their education as much as possible. Ms. Flores is currently our Stockton Unified School District Board (SUSD) Trustee for Area 2. Area 2 includes the schools Frederick High School, Hamilton Elementary, Merlo Institute, Monroe Elementary, Montezuma Elementary, Nightingale Elementary, Spanos Elementary, and Van Buren Elementary. She will hold this position from 2018 through 2022. However, her involvement started much earlier with volunteering in her children’s classroom. She advises parents start their involvement with their children’s classroom then continue with school activities which help you to get to know the principle and staff.
AngelAnn Flores, @StocktonUnified Board Trustee Area 2, encourages parents to get involved starting in the classroom with their child’s teacher. Tweet this to share about Ms. Flores and how parents can start the school year involved. #howshedoesit #education #successTweet
Three ways to support a school board trustee
Make it a goal to attend an SUSD Board Meeting. You’ll learn about decisions effecting our children’s education such as the recently passed Strong Schools; Healthy Communities Resolution 18-53 regarding trauma informed care, de-escalation strategies and wrap around services. It may seem like a complex but you can find you are an important component in the system. Read more about that here.
There are also subcommittee meetings. For example, the Equity/Diversity Subcommittee, in which Ms. Flores serves as Chair, meets every other month. The next meeting is August 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM at 701 N Madison St in the Board Room. Following meetings are October 14th and December 19th.
You can contact AngelAnn Flores directly with your suggestions and concerns. I’ve known AngelAnn for sometime because we both went to school together. I appreciate how she genuinely listens and does her best to help students and parents. As Trustee for my area, I asked her how can parents and students continue to support her. The best way is through involvement; attend school events and meetings, stay informed but also share what you’ve learned, and she welcomes your ideas and suggestions.
Continuing our support
We should spotlight our School Board Trustees. It’s important to get to know who they are, what they do, and how. Board Trustees are important decision makers in our education system. In California, we elect our Trustees. I proudly phone banked for AngelAnn Flores during her campaign in 2018. This isn’t the same in other states. Our vote is valuable!
Trustee Flores’ interview is included in Seats at the Table. Order it today!