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The School Parent Organization (SPO) is the official parent organization of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
The primary role for parents and guardians in each SPO is to support the academic achievement of all scholars. The SPO encourages and supports parent engagement in a variety of ways, including helping to plan workshops and programs that are aligned with school improvement goals and the Academic Achievement Plan, serving on the Academic Achievement Plan Team, and assisting with the development of the School Parent Involvement policy.
SPO members can also volunteer at schools, help develop effective two-way school-parent communication, plan fundraising activities to support student events and collaborate with the community.
A parent or custodial caregiver is a member of the school’s SPO by virtue of having a scholar enrolled in any public school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
Each school has its own SPO organization.
SPO officers are required to be parents or legal guardians of scholars. There are no fees or dues to be an active member.
Each building elects a group of parents to represent them as the SPO Leadership Team or Executive Cabinet.