Our board cut parent conferences in the fall and the spring from our calendar. Instead we are doing progress reports to send home 1/2 way between each grading period. I feel the parent conferences we held were really beneficial since the parents were able to see face to face where their child was and see/hear examples of what needed to be worked on. I usually had very high turnout (maybe one or two parents wouldn't come and I had already held a conference at another time with them). I am worried that parents won't be as inclined to work at home as they were after the previous speech/visual cues they have received in the past.