What is PERC and who is involved?
PERC (Parents Encouraging Responsible Choices) began at a PTO Presidents Meeting. The issue of underage drinking in our community was being discussed and parents at the meeting decided that education would be the key to addressing the issue. PERC has been bringing together parents, students, educators, civic leaders and business professionals since 2004 to provide education designed to keep our community's youth safe and healthy. Underage drinking, Internet safety, bullying and eating disorders are some of the topics which have been presented. Each building's PTO typically has a PERC representative on the board. Dublin City Schools, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Syntero, and City Council are some of the groups who work with parents to support PERC's efforts.
When and where are PERC Committee Meetings?
PERC Committee Meetings are held at 9:30AM on the third Wednesday of each month of the school year. Meetings are held at Emerald Campus at 5175 Emerald Parkway. Anyone from the community with an interest in PERC is welcome to attend. At the meetings, we discuss and plan upcoming programs. PERC Committee Meeting Dates for 2021-22 School Year: September 15th, October 20th, November 17th, December 15th, January 19th, February 16th, March 16th, April 20th and May18th.
Who should attend the PERC Programs?
All programs are open to the entire community and are free of charge. The suggested audience is anyone interested in parenting and education which relates to the health and safety of our youth.
How does PERC raise money to pay for the speakers who come to Dublin?
We are fortunate that our PTOs provide PERC with financial support. We are very grateful for the ongoing support of our PTOs, Dublin City Schools and Dublin ACT Coalition (Adolescents and Community Together) who has provided PERC with financial assistance since 2011! The Dublin Recreation Center provides us with free meeting space. Anyone who would like to donate to PERC may do so by sending a check to the following address: PERC 5175 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017.