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International Parent Leadership Program Applications Due March 3, 2020

February 11th, 2020

The International Parent Leadership Program (IPLP), which began in 2006, is designed to increase leadership capacity of international parents to step into leadership roles in schools and communities as advocates on behalf of the system’s more than 11,500 international students. This six-week program helps international parents understand the framework of the US educational system and the structure and functions of the Howard County Public School System.

This program has opened a venue for international parents to visit the Board of Education’s Central Office building as well as their own children’s school. Information shared during the sessions assists parents in making informed decisions about the schooling of their children and serves to increase the participation of parents from international communities in the life of schools and the school system.

The graduates of the program are serving on their respective PTA advisory committees and several found employment with the Howard County Public School System.

Program sessions will be held at Centennial High School, from 6-8 p.m. on:

Participants are expected to attend all four sessions.

Interested parents must submit a completed application form no later than Tuesday, March 3. For more information, call the Office of International Student and Family Services at 410-313-1293.