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Pine Bluff School District

Title I Parent & Family Resource Center

Freddie Jolivette, Parent Center Coordinator

1215 West Pullen Street

Jordan-Chanay Administrative Center

Pine Bluff, AR  71601


The mission of the Pine Bluff School District’s Title I Parent & Family Resource Center is to create partnerships among the schools, families and the community to help students reach high levels of academic and social achievement.  In accordance with this mission, the Parent Center envisions parents serving as equal partners in the education of their children.  To this end, the Parent Center provides the coordination, technical support and assistance to schools, parents and the community in implementing effective parental involvement activities consistent with Section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). 


The framework for the goals of the Title I Parent & Family Resource Center is based on Joyce Epstein’s research based six types of national parental involvement.  The goals are:

1.)   To assist parents  and educators in understanding the provisions of the ESEA, NCLB, and Act 397

2.)    To develop effective partnerships between schools,  parents and the community to garner greater parental participation

3.)    To collaborate with supportive networks of Arkansas educators and family strengthening programs to promote greater resources for patrons of the Pine Bluff School District

4.)    To provide programs, workshops and resources for parents and teachers  to prepare students to be successful in school, post secondary education, and the technology laden 21st century


The Pine Bluff School District is governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, and all of its Title I schools’ programs, activities and procedures are carried out in accordance with this definition:  Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring ~

  • that parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
  • that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;
  • that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their children  


The Parent Center is available to facilitate parenting workshops for parents and professional development workshops for administrators and teachers to promote family and parental involvement in the schools.  The Parent Center offers resources including, but not limited to the following:

  • Educational materials & resources correlated to Common Core State Standards Frameworks
  • Free books & pamphlets
  • Parent resources (books, videos, CDs, etc.)
  • Test preparation Services (GED, SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE, Driver’s Education)
  • Refrigerator curricula
  • PALs Learning Packs (Parent Assisted Learning Modules in Math & Language Arts for grades K-8
  • Handouts on topics such as Helping with Homework, Study Tips, Organizational Skills, etc.
  • Thirty station community computer lab


Important Websites


Arkansas State PIRC                                                                 

Arkansas Department of Education

National PTA

National Institute for Literacy



Staff:  Wilma Allen, Secretary

            Felicia Bearden, Instructional Assistant


Hours of Operation:

 8-4:30 p.m. M-F

 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays

 9-12 noon 2nd & 4th Saturdays


Contact Information:

Phone:  870-850-2008/2009

Fax:  870-543-4364

E-mail:  fjolivette