Uplifting Student and Parent Leaders
OFWV believes every child deserves a strong and fair education. OFWV and the Families Leading Change program works with parents and community leaders to increase community participation in the public school systems through Local School Improvement Councils (LSICs). We also support movements and projects from both students and parents that promote a fair and equal education for all students.
Check out our educational justice projects below.
Local School Improvement Councils
LSICs are governance entities that every West Virginia school must have. They make decisions on everything from discipline to implementing an alternative learning program and work directly with the local school boards on these issues. Although the meetings are open to the public, many LSICs don’t hold these meetings unless the communities hold them accountable. So we are! OFWV has worked directly with parents to teach about the power of LSICs and give parents a voice in their child’s education.
Would you like to improve your child’s school? Do you know about your LSIC? To get involved, contact Jenny Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.