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Superintendent’s Parent Connection



Jill A. Baker, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools

Department Address 
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

Department Phone 
(562) 997-8242

Parent Connection is a new parent engagement group - an exciting collaboration between Parent University and LBUSD  Superintendent, Dr. Jill Baker Ed.D! Dr. Baker will engage with parents and members of our community, and lead a dialogue of current District issues, with a focus on the Learning Acceleration & Support Plan and Communications.  In addition, each monthly meeting will feature an informational parent education workshop. 

Upcoming Meetings


Thursday, January 18, 2024
Presentation:  English / Spanish
Thursday, March 14, 2024
Presentation:  English / Spanish
Thursday, April 11, 2024 
Presentation:  English / Spanish

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The Superintendent Parent Connection: Purpose

  • Create opportunities for human connection between parents/caregivers, superintendent and district staff.
  • Provide districtwide information for parents/caregivers to enhance access and connection to schools and district resources.
  • Engage in two-way communication with parents/caregivers to inform continuous improvement efforts.

What will we focus on this year in the Parent Connection?

  • Vision 2035
    • Core Values
    • Graduate Portrait
    • Adult Portrait
    • System Portrait
  • Strategic Planning

Previous Meetings


Thursday, May 23, 2023 Presentation:

2023 Summer Programs:
English / Spanish

Thursday, March 16, 2023 Presentation: 

Grading Practices:
English / Spanish

Retention & Outdoor Education:
English / Spanish

Thursday, December 15, 2022 Presentation/Agenda: 
English / Spanish

The Superintendent Parent Connection: Assumptions

  • Parents/caregivers are their child’s first teachers.
  • Each parent/caregiver wants their child to have a school experience characterized by high expectations and care.
  • Students’ lives are enhanced when parents/caregivers are involved.
  • A home - school connection fostered by teachers and school staff positively contributes to student success.