Parent-teacher conferences begin Wednesday for TUSD - Tucson News Now

Parent-teacher conferences begin Wednesday for TUSD

Teachers say support from parents is essential to a child's success. (Source: Tucson News Now) Teachers say support from parents is essential to a child's success. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Teachers with Southern Arizona's largest school district want parents to listen up. 

Wednesday, Sept. 14 is the first day of parent-teacher conferences at the Tucson Unified School District. 

Conferences for elementary, K-8 and middle schools will start Wednesday and go til Friday. 

High school conferences start on Friday, Sept. 16.

TUSD teachers say parent involvement is essential for a child’s success.

Last year, roughly 80 to 90 percent of elementary/K-8 parents attended the meetings.

The middle school parent attendance rate was a bit lower - about 70 to 80 percent.

However, only an average of 20 percent of high school parents went to parent-teacher conferences.

Educators say some high school teachers have a rate as high as 80 percent. 

“Parents have the biggest influence and have the biggest impact on the child’s life. So it really important to start early and get that communication going,” said Tammy Hille, TUSD guidance and counseling department coordinator.

Teachers say they strive for higher attendance numbers every year.

“Parent-teacher conferences can happen anytime during the school year, just contact the counselor and he or she can set up some parent-teacher meetings that is convenient for everybody,” Hille said.

For more information on parent-teacher conferences, click here: http://bit.ly/2cw8Ljh

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