SJUSD Parent Center resources generate results

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Parent Center Liaison Sheila Blythe, left, and Family & Community Engagement Specialist Carla Adame enjoy open communication with families throughout the San Jacinto Unified School District. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
Since the San Jacinto Unified School District opened its Parent Center in May of 2016, alongside its new Enrollment Center, it has been a convenient hub for parents from more than a dozen schools within the district’s boundaries to access much-needed assistance. “We wanted a centralized spot for parents to come and know they’d get all their answers or be pointed in the right direction,” Family & Community Engagement Specialist Carla Adame said. “In addition, about two years prior to opening, the State of California rolled out a new way of funding school districts that required an emphasis on Parent Engagement efforts.” Adame has worked for the district since 2006 in a few different roles before stepping into her current position at the Parent Center. Sheila Blythe is
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