As a school district, we are always working to improve the program’s services we provide to our students, faculty, and families. However, in order to improve our organization, schools cannot embark upon the journey of continuous school improvement alone. More can be accomplished and realized if schools, families, and communities work together to promote student success. In order to facilitate this kind of partnership, the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is a district member of the National Network of Partnership Schools.
The National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), established at Johns Hopkins University in 1996, invites schools, districts, states, and organizations to join together and use research-based approaches to organize and sustain excellent programs of family and community involvement that will increase student success in school. in an effort to facilitate excellent programs of family and community involvement throughout RBB Schools, each of the five schools supports a Partners in Education Team (P.I.E. Team) which uses the School Improvement Goals coupled with the 6 types of involvement as defined by the NNPS to create an annual plan for the school. These P.I.E. Teams consist of school personnel, community members, and parents.
If you are a parent or community member interested in joining a particular school’s P.I.E. Team, please contact our Family Engagement Coordinator, Jill Ferguson, at 812-876-9600 extension 2840. Parent and community partnership fuels our students’ success!
Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Information
Another key component to RBBCSC’s success is the healthy relationship among staff and families within each building’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). These dedicated groups of volunteers create opportunities for the students’ families to engage with one another in fun ways, assist school personnel with fundraising, supply needs, and classroom/event preparations, as well as devote themselves to making the students’ and staff’s yearly experience the best it can be. Each year may look a little different, but these teams are ESSENTIAL!
If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity (big or small), please reach out to your child’s respective PTO team. You can also stay informed of special events & activities by following them on their Facebook pages linked below.