By Karen Butterfield

Missourian Staff Writer

Union High School has implemented a new Parent Action Committee (PAC) to serve as a communications tool between the school and parents.

Assistant Principal Dan Kania updated the board on the new committee at the Nov. 16 meeting.

The first meeting was held at the beginning of November, with five parents in attendance.

“We want parents to come in and sit down with ourselves and different members of our school and have invited them to share and talk about the practices we have here from a parent perspective,” Kania said. “So often we get so wrapped up in what we’re doing that we don’t gain that outside perspective, and this will allow us to do that.”

The first topic was communication and academic programs and services.

Methods of communication were discussed, as well as potential methods that may be used in the future and types of communication they prefer.

In terms of programs and services, both academic and extracurricular activities were discussed.

The committee will meet four times this year. Kania said he hopes to build attendance at the meetings to help discuss ways to improve the high school experience.