Student Well-Being Video

A Parent Looks Back On a Successful District-Parent Collaboration

By Kaylee Domzalski — April 28, 2022 2:41
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Damary Yañez was just beginning to get involved in her daughter’s education when she and other parents with ELPASO (Engaged Latino Parents Advancing Student Outcome) Voz Lafayette, in Colorado, met with the Boulder Valley School District. Five years later, Yañez reflects on how she feels about the group’s relationship with the district after it built on its nutrition program at the urging of parents.

Kaylee Domzalski is a video producer for Education Week, telling meaningful stories that impact the field.

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