This letter is to inform you that the Fort Bragg School Board will be holding regular school board elections this month, and we are asking you to consider serving with us.
School board members are an integral part of the education process on Fort Bragg. As a member, you can expect to directly interact with students, teachers, and administration. Board members serve three-year terms and are the direct line of communication between the community and the school superintendent.
Requirements are as follows:
- Members must live on Fort Bragg, Pope AAF, or Linden Oaks; must be a minimum of 21 years old at the time of filing; and must not be employed with the Fort Bragg Schools.
- Members must attend all meetings. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month (September - June) at 9:30am in the School District Training Room.
- Members are also required to attend a monthly board-sponsored school visit. The visit will include direct interaction with administration, teachers, and students (examples include school tour, lunch with the students and observing classroom activities).
- Members must also conduct two additional school visits per month at their assigned home school and a second school based on monthly rotation assignments. Members record those visits in a school visit log (provided).
Research demonstrates that parent involvement is essential for student success. Although you may not become involved in all committees and support organizations in the school, we encourage the following activities for your parental support:
- Join the school parent/teacher organization (PTO or PTA) and participate in meetings and activities.
- Have lunch at school with your child regularly.
- Volunteer in your child's classroom.
- Establish a daily study time at home (even when there's no homework).
- Participate in the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) efforts at your child's school.
- Keep informed of school events and activities by reading school newsletters and your child's classroom newsletter.
- Communicate frequently with your child's teacher.
- Prepare for and participate in parent-teacher conferences.
- Ensure your child has a well-balanced breakfast and comes to school with completed homework, lunch money and school supplies.
There are many volunteer opportunities for parents eager to get involved with their students education or for other interested community members. We appreciate all who help as volunteers. In order to assist you in becoming a volunteer; we ask that you complete the following.
- A Fort Bragg Military Criminal Record Check must be completed by the Fort Bragg Provost Marshall's office located on the corner of Butner and Armistead Streets. (Butner Gate Entrance)
- Hours of Operation (M, T, TH, F 8:30-4:30 and CLOSED on Wednesday's) 910-396-4931
- DD Form 2793, Volunteer Agreement form
- Completion of the AT LEVEL 1 Awareness Training. (This training must be completed if you are planning to participate in any school sponsored field trip). Training can be accessed by using the following link: https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/ . Provide a copy of the certificate to your school. There is also a link located on each schools website under, Get Involved. Training can be completed from your home computer or at your Neighborhood Center. (Computers are not available at the schools for use in completing this training). ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS STEP.
- Your complete packet must be turned into your school's office for approval prior to volunteering. Let the school receiving the volunteer packet know if you have children in another on post school so it can be scanned to that school for your child.
- DD2793, Volunteer Agreement for Appropriated Fund Activities and Non Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities.
- Enclosure 2 of DoDEA AI 4700.3, Application and Background Checks for DoDEA School Volunteers and Student Teachers
Being a DDESS school board member is a serious responsibility but one that offers significant rewards - the primary reward being the opportunity to actively participate in the process of educating our children.
However, unlike the school boards in the Local Education Authority (LEA), DDESS school boards act purely in an advisory capacity, providing input to the Superintendent and administrators in the areas of fiscal, personnel and educational policies, procedures and programs. The DDESS school district superintendent makes final decisions on matters affecting the school district. Read more about the responsibilities of a DDESS School Board.