What is P.E.R.C. and who is involved?
P.E.R.C. (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, City Council are some of the groups who work with parents to support PERC's efforts.
When and where are P.E.R.C. Committee Meetings?
P.E.R.C. 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 P.E.R.C. is welcome to attend. At the meetings, we discuss and plan upcoming programs.
P.E.R.C. Committee Meeting Dates: Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan 15, Feb. 19, March 18, April 15 and May 20.
Who should attend the P.E.R.C Programs?
All programs are open to the entire community and are free of charge. The suggested audience is usually 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 so lucky that our PTOs provide P.E.R.C. with financial support.We are very grateful for the ongoing support of our PTOs, Dublin City Schools and Dublin A.C.T. (Adolescents and Community Together) who has provided P.E.R.C. with financial assistance since 2011! Tim Horton's provides free refreshments for many of our events and the Dublin Recreation Center provides us with free meeting space. Anyone who would like to donate to P.E.R.C. may do so by sending a check to the following address: P.E.R.C., 7030 Coffman Road, Dublin, OH 43017.