An Open House Friday at the Family Welcome Center in the Paul Rodrigues Administration building on County Street.

Dozens of school department employees and their community partners attended.

The Center offers a variety of services to families entering the New Bedford school system....

Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin says the center provides that help, assisting both English speaking and non-English speaking parents with information on the school district, after-school help for children, transportation issues and even signing up for health insurance.

There are five other Welcome Centers around the district. The one in the School Administration building is open Monday thru Friday from 8-4.