October 20, 2010
The Principal for a Day program provides opportunity for members of the civic, business, philanthropic, faith and other communities to engage with schools, staff and students. The goal behind the program has always been to encourage meaningful partnerships between PFADs, their companies/organizations and schools.
In response to feedback received last year, CPS this year slightly altered the format of PFAD to allow participants more time in schools and more clearly define the nature of the partnerships. The forms PFADs were asked to fill out required them to check a box committing a contribution (cash or in-kind, resources, job shadows, mentorship, etc.) – either/or was acceptable. The levels are simply suggested and voluntary levels of contributions.
The term “required” should not have been used and potentially could have created confusion. The District invites all interested persons to engage in Principal for a Day.
Chicago Public Schools serves 417,855 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.