Four Minnesota schools have been named “Family-Friendly Schools” by the Minnesota Parent Center.
The schools had been nominated by parents who believed their school officials have created a family-school partnership.
The four winning schools are:
- Woodland Elementary School, Brooklyn Park;
- Highland Park Elementary, St. Paul;
- Zachary Lane Elementary, Plymouth;
- Cologne Academy, Cologne.
“We were looking for schools that communicate with parents regularly and in many ways; schools that involve parents in the learning process, not just schools with a strong booster club; and schools that have parent involvement in decision-making at the school,” said Heather Kilgore, program coordinator of the Minnesota Parent Center.
This is the first year for the awards, which came with a plaque.