Awarness program helps parents

Published 10:51 pm Thursday, April 10, 2014

Parents visited the Selma Convention Center Wednesday in search of information that would benefit their children.

The Dallas County School system hosted the annual Parent Awareness Fair Wednesday, thanks to the sponsorship of more than 30 organizations.

The fair was created to give parents with students in the Dallas County School system a chance to learn about all of the agencies the system offers, along with knowledge about the services other agencies provide.

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“We offer so many services that people aren’t aware of,” Dallas County Superintendent of Education Don Willingham said. “It’s a good opportunity to see some of the after-school services and things they wouldn’t otherwise know about.”

Among the many agencies and organizations present were the Department of Human Resources, Positive Parenting Character Curriculum supplier I Care, Children’s Rehabilitation Service.

Marion Junction resident Celeste Coleman, whose children attend Keith Middle and High School, has started using agencies Parent Involvement, Celebrating Reading and more since she attended the first annual fair.

“If I have a concern of anything, then by coming out here they give me a good understanding about the concerns I have about my child’s education and what he needs,” Coleman said.

The program also included performance from Tipton-Durant Middle School Choir, and door-prize giveaways.