Friday, April 21, 2017

Parent Advisory Group (PAG) is Recruiting for Board Members

The Department of Early Learning (DEL) is recruiting for five vacant seats on the Parent Advisory Group (PAG) and is accepting applications from qualified and interested individuals. 
At the Department of Early Learning (DEL), we believe parents are their children’s first and most important teachers. The DEL Parent Advisory Group (PAG) was established in 2007 as a sounding board to bring parent voices into the work of DEL.  It is a place to share ideas, provide advice and guidance, “parent-test” policies and programs, and to shape the future of DEL.  Parental involvement is the key to having policies and programs that support families’ strengths and needs.
We are currently recruiting for 5 members from the following regions:
  • Northwest 
  • Olympic-Kitsap 
  • Southeast 
  • Southwest 
  • Pierce County

Eligibility

Parent Advisory Group membership criteria:
  • A Parent or Guardian of a child or children between the ages of 0-9;
  • Available to attend and participate in three in-person (full day) meetings. Currently meetings are scheduled for:                  
July 14, 2017
October 4, 2017
April 2018

  • Able to participate in ten conference calls per year with the group. Currently calls are held the second Tuesday of every month from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Willing to connect and coordinate with other families in your local community and community groups that you are involved with. 

Supports for PAG Members

Parent Advisory Group members are eligible for mileage reimbursements to help support participation.  Mileage will be reimbursed at current state travel reimbursement rates and in accordance with the State of Washington Office of Financial Management Travel Regulations. Current rates for travel can be accessed at: http://www.ofm.wa.gov/policy/10.90.htm#10.90.10. At this time, on-site child care is not available during meetings. We ask that participants recruit and/or secure child care for each in-person meeting.  Please contact us at pag@del.wa.gov with any concerns or questions about securing child care.

Application

Interested individuals who can commit to the membership requirements can fill out the application available on the Parent Advisory Group website by June 9, 2017.  Translation and interpretation is available upon request. 
If you are interested, please submit your application by June 9, 2017 via one of the following methods: 
Email:     page@del.wa.gov 
Mail:       DEL Parent Advisory GroupPO Box 40970 | Olympia, WA  98504-0970
Drop-off: DEL | Attn:Parent Advisory Group | 1110 Jefferson St. SE | Olympia, WA 98501
Please contact pag@del.wa.gov with any questions.