Framed in the context of massive days of actions, urgent community meetings, and essentially a generalized state of alarm due to the incumbent $113M budget cuts for all SFUSD schools, Mission Graduates and Mission High School hosted the First Annual Parent Summit, on Saturday, March 20.
The event was well attended by parents, teachers, and staff from the Mission District and its vicinity, and was categorized by Benita Varnado, Mission High School’s Parent Liaison, as “a powerhouse of information and resources. Something like this has never happened at Mission High in the seven years I’ve been working here, as Parent Liaison.”
Parents walked away with a vision for civic and parental engagement for this and next year, and felt compelled to make concise pledges, as Alberto del Rio, one of the Summit’s attendees summarized in his pledge card: “I have two children. I’m an active parent at Cesar Chavez E.S., in the Mission District, and with all the valuable information & tools I acquired today, at the First Annual Parent Summit at Mission High, I’m inspired to dream with my children and realize all their college goals.”