I like to add some comments on today's all parent meeting at CCSU campus.
Similar to TEM campus, over 50% parents attended the meeting. Before the meeting, the school administration team members, particularly Xiaodong and Cuiping, and myself went through the hallways and classrooms to inform parents about the meeting.
Nancy went through the new structure of the school, the school administration team structure and CCC education committee members, goals and tasks. She explained to the parents that the online job posting will be available in a week for interested individuals to apply. Nancy walked through the increase of tuition rates both the language classes and ASA. And reminded parents about the upcoming events in the following two weeks.
We hear no rejection or negative response on tuition increase. I will say it was well accepted. A parent asked whether there is still CCC membership fee, if so whether still $25. Of cause the answers are yes, since the board didn't discuss any changes.
Some parents asked about summer camp. The majority likes to have the camp in August. The school administration team will work out a plan.
Upon request from parents, also for the parents who didn't attend the meeting, the school will post the meeting presentation on the CCLA website soon.
On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 9:25 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
As a role of a parent and board member, I would like to share my experience from the parent meeting at TEM campus this afternoon. We had approx. 50 parents attended the meeting.
Increase tuition and ASA fee: Received positive response from parents. One of the parents (former teacher) suggested to raise higher percentage to $75 in ASA fee in order to break even (Current: $50, 2010-11: $60).
Summer Camp location and date: Parents concerned the consistency of locations and dates for the Summer Camp. Suggested posting Summer Camp information earlier to avoid conflicts and competitions.
PTA: Several L1 parents expressed interested in joining PTA.
Dropped out/Customer Satisfaction
Question: Have we thought about contact dropped out students (families)? If not, perhaps now is the chance to touch base with "families" who dropped out this year. We should take an effort to follow up with the dropped out students except relocation reason. For example, if two children of that family come to school, the expense is around $600-$700 total including tuition fee, ASA fee, membership fee, book fee etc. Think about if we have 5 returned families, that number makes a difference.
Yes, we are not social workers, we can not solve their family issues. However, some children struggle with homework and exams. I am sure our school administrators would easily re-evaluate the student's level and recommend appropriate level for next school year.
Thanks and regards,