Pasco schools event aims to inform bilingual families

Hundreds are expected to attend the Pasco School District's Migrant and Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee event which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Chiawana High School.

More than 600 people attended the annual event last year. The event features informative sessions for Pasco families with children of all ages ranging from preparing preschoolers for kindergarten to helping teens create healthy relationships.

Several pre-college planning seminars will be offered helping families through the process of scholarship applications. There also will be information sessions for the entire family, including topics such as internet security, family literacy and community oriented policing.

The event is organized each year by the PAC. Its purpose is to support the mission of the district by facilitating the quality input of parents of the children enrolled in the migrant and/or bilingual programs.

The committee provides input to the superintendent in the development and improvement of programs that serve eligible migrant and/or bilingual program students.