GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Grand Rapids Public Schools is sending parents back to class.
Thursday morning, GRPS announced the start of its Parent University, the first program of its kind in the state.
Free classes will be offered to district parents on everything from effective parenting to how to get employment to fitness.
The superintendent says getting more parents involved will make for more involved and engaged students.
"I think if we continue to invite parents, to work with parents, build their confidence and help them understand what we do. I think people will come on board," Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal said.
All of the classes will take place at schools throughout the district.
Registration is available online here.
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