MARIETTA — School board member David Morgan is proposing withholding certain privileges, including graduation ceremony tickets, from parents in south Cobb who do not actively participate in their children’s education.
At a board work session Wednesday, Morgan presented a list of six ideas he had for improving education in his post in south Cobb.
Morgan said the majority of parents in his district were selective in the extracurricular events they chose to participate in, and wanted a way to ensure parents were involved in all aspects of their children’s school lives.
Parents were often at Friday night football games and graduation ceremonies, but were, for the most part, absent from parent-teacher conferences.
“We need to have parent accountability. If you don’t do it, bad things happen,” he said. “If parents don’t participate and get involved, they won’t get extra graduation tickets.”
Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said the idea made him “uncomfortable.”
It wasn’t the board’s place to force parents to do certain things, he argued.