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2.401 Family & School Partnership for Student Achievement

Chapter 2.00: School Board Governance and Organization

 

2.401*+

 

FAMILY & SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

 

POLICY

 

I.       The  School  District  and  each  School  Principal  are  encouraged  to  strengthen  family involvement and family empowerment in the school.  The District will coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies with School Improvement, Title I, Title II, Title IV, Community   Involvement   Programs,   Business   Partnerships,   and   other   community involvement activities.

 

II.      The District will provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist schools in planning and implementing effective and comprehensive parent involvement programs, based on the National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs, which include:

 

A.       Communication between home and school is regular, two-way, and meaningful. B.         Responsible parenting is promoted and supported.

C.       Parents play an integral role in assisting student learning.

 

D.      Parents are welcome in school and their support and assistance are sought. E.         Parents are full partners in the decisions that affect children and families.

F.       Community resources are utilized to strengthen school programs, family practices, and student learning.

 

III.     The District will communicate parental choices and responsibilities to parents.

 

IV.     The District shall develop and distribute a parent guide to successful student achievement.

The  guide  shall  contain  information  that  parents  need  to  know  about  their  child’s educational progress and how parents can help their child’s success in school.

 

V.       The  District  will  provide  professional  development  opportunities  for  staff  members  to enhance understanding of effective parent involvement strategies through the District Professional Development Plan.

 

VI.     The District, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities for parents with disabilities, parents with limited English proficiency and parents of migratory children to participate in school and parental involvement activities and programs.


VII.    The District will conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of this policy:

 

A.      To determine the effectiveness in increasing parent participation. B.   To identify barriers to greater parent participation.

C.      To report the findings to the State Board of Education.

 

VIII.   The District will use the findings of the evaluations in designing strategies for school improvement and revising, if necessary, the parent involvement policies.

 

 

 

 

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED:

1001.21, 1001.42, 1001.51, 1001.54, 1002.20, 1002.23,

1003.33, 1006.07, 1008.24, 1012.98, F.S.

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 1007-110

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

 

HISTORY:

Adopted:

01/20/2004

 

Revision Date(s):

06/12/2007

 

Formerly:

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