District Role in Parent and Family Engagement
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District Role in Parent and Family Engagement

Districts have a responsibility to promote and strengthen parental engagement within their Title I, Part A programs. There are clear requirements that obligate districts to plan and implement parent and family engagement activities with the ongoing and meaningful consultation of the families whose children benefit from Title I, Part A services.

High Quality Resources that Support Parent and Family Engagement
Our library of downloadable publications and links to organizations that support the family connection to K-12 education will help parents, and district and school staff to strengthen the school improvement process and make the most of the academic support and services that Title I, Part A programs can provide.

 Parent Engagement
1Communication & Notification
2Policy Development
3Coordination
4Build Capacity
5Annual Evaluation
6Funding
7Allowable Costs

What Is Parent and Family Engagement?
Title I, Part A defines parent involvement as the ...participation of parents in regular, two-way and meaningful communications with school staff that involves the student, addresses learning and engages the family in school activities.

Why Does Parent and Family Engagement Matter?
Research tells us that students with involved parents, are more likely to:

  • Earn high grades and test scores
  • Take more challenging classes
  • Have better attendance
  • Graduate, AND
  • Go on to community/technical college or university.

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   Updated 5/31/2016

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