Florence Mattison Elementary School had a spring kick-off meeting for fathers interested in volunteering for the schools Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) program Jan. 12.
Heather Kendrick, the communication specialist for the Conway School District, said 11 of Conway’s schools are participating in the nationwide program.
“The Watchdog Dad Program makes such a positive difference in our schools,” Kendrick said. “Their impact day to day truly cannot be measured. This program enables us to take the diverse resources we have in our dads, granddads and other male ‘father figures’ and extend their sphere of influence beyond just their child.”
She said the men help provide a safe and caring environment in the schools across the district and their presence shows all students what it looks like to have a “dad on duty” in “every sense of the word.”