Bill Montford WLRN Town Hall: How Can We Increase Parent Participation In Schools? By Gina Jordan • Apr 17, 2013 Gina Jordan/WLRN Education was a hot topic at the WLRN-Miami Herald Town Hall meeting in February. Only a small portion of the questions that came in were asked during the panel discussion. But we're working to get as many answered as possible. Deborah Nix from Delray Beach wanted to know: Lawmaker Warns Parent Trigger Bill Confuses Empowerment With Involvement By Gina Jordan • Apr 12, 2013 billmontford.com Sen. Bill Montford, a Democrat from North Florida, doesn't like the Parent Empowerment in Education bill. It's much better known as the parent trigger bill. “We know overall that the majority of students that are successful have parents that are involved,” Montford said. “It's critical to have parent support and involvement in the schools.” Montford is CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents.