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Buffalo public schools open new parent centers

Posted at 4:06 PM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 23:34:39-04

Buffalo Public Schools held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Parent Centers, which will give parents and families resources to support student academic success, Monday afternoon.

Some of these resources include free workshops on topics that will make it easier for parents to help their children succeed in school.

Topics they will be covering include workshops to understand the transition from high school to college, the importance of school attendance, and writing strategies.

"Oh I will use it - trust me... a lot!" said Cheryl Brown who has a fourth grade son in a public school. "A lot of our parents don't have the use of computers and reading materials, and the silence and the peace that's in this room."

"I think it's great because we're looking for colleges for my one daughter, and my other daughter likes to read so she can come here and read," said Carrie Brown, who has two kids in public schools. 

The more these centers are sued, the better for student success according to Dr. Ramona Reynolds who works at the office of parent and family engagement.

"Parents and students will be able to work together and ultimately the parents will be able to assist their kids with doing better academically, which will essentially improve our graduation rates through the district," said Dr. Reynolds.

These centers will be located in different schools, including Lafayette International High School, East High School, Bennett High School, and South Park High School, according to BPS. 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday, October 24th at 6 p.m. at Bennett High School.