Donna ISD Superintendent Fernando Castillo is launching a community outreach program aimed at educating parents about the school district and what they can do to help their children succeed.

Conversaciones Con El Superintendente (Conversations with the Superintendent) will be held once a month in neighborhoods throughout Donna to give DISD parents, guardians and caregivers a chance to hear about the district’s PreK-12.

During these neighborhood gatherings, Castillo will give an overview of the district and provide information about the different initiatives available for students. Castillo also plans to talk to parents about why it is important for their children to attend school daily, behave/listen to their teacher and learn something new everyday. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

The meetings will be held at a central location and set to begin at 5:30 p.m. to give more people, particularly working parents, an opportunity to attend.

The first gathering is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 12 at ARISE South Tower Building located at 212 San Bernardin St. While most meetings will be held in the evenings, this one has been scheduled from 9:30-11 a.m.

Dates and locations for the months to follow will be posted on the DISD FaceBook page.