MEECA Parent Expectations

  1. Attend initial meeting with MEECA program coordinator.
  2. Parental participation after the initial meeting is not longer required. In fact, over time we suggest that parents transition to allow the students to meet with their MEECA advisor (After all, we are trying to prepare them for college).
  3. It is recommended that parents coach their son/daughter to learn how to advocate for themselves.
  4. Talk with son/daughter and keep up to date with daily activities of their classes and related program activities. 
  5. Be positive and encourage students with their personal efforts and program responsibilities. 
  6. Take an active role in students’ education and support future goals. 
  7. Understand FERPA* (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) law and communicate directly with son/daughter to monitor academic progress. 
  8. NOTIFY THE MEECA OFFICE OF ANY ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, CELL PHONE, AND E-MAIL CHANGE. This is crucial to maintain accurate student records. 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Ace (FERPA) (20 U.S.C § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. For additional FERPA info:

http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html