Parent Groups & Advisory Committees
Families of African American Scholars (FAAS) Overview
What is FAAS?
FAAS advocates for parents and families of African American students in all grades and in every school in the district. All persons willing to promote the positive social, emotional, and academic development of African American students are welcome to participate.
What does FAAS do?FAAS serves five primary functions:
1. Maintains a formal network of African American students’ families and acts as a centralized source for educational information and opportunities.
2. Represents and protects the interests of African American students’ families with regard to equitable access to information, resources, and opportunities.
3. Provides ongoing parent workshops that teach student support strategies and how to navigate the paths from school to career.
4. Monitors, analyzes, interprets, and responds to trends and data regarding African American student progress.
5. Advises the school site and district administration on matters pertinent to the positive social, emotional, and academic development of African American students and their families.