School, Family and Community Partnerships
School Board Approved: April 1, 2019
The School Board recognizes the importance of having a strong partnership between the school system
and the parents of our students as well as the community at large. It is therefore the policy of the Board to
define standards for involvement between the schools, the community, and the parents of all students
enrolled in District schools. The Superintendent is directed to implement these standards.
District schools are a welcoming place, clearly accessible to parents and the community. Communication
between home and school is regular, two-way and meaningful. Parents are full partners in the educational
decisions that affect children and families. Parents will be encouraged to visit their schools for beginning
of the year events such as “Open House” and new student orientations. These events will be used to
disseminate information on school policies, discipline procedures, assessment tools and school goals.
Opportunities are provided to guide parents on ways to assist with homework, give feedback to teachers,
and how parents can help their children improve skills and perform well on assessments.
Parents are encouraged to attend school-sponsored parent workshops to learn about parenting skills,
health, safety, nutrition, home environments that support education and other topics of child and
adolescent development throughout the year. Reasonable efforts will be made to communicate with
parents in their primary language or in the language in which they feel comfortable. For the purposes of
this policy, the term “parent” refers to any adult - mother, father, older sibling, aunt, uncle, grandparent,
step parent, guardian, mentor - who plays a significant role in the care of a student or students enrolled in
District Schools. Students and parents will receive information regarding cultural, recreational, academic,
health, social and other resources that serve families within the community.
The Board shall encourage the involvement of citizens to fulfill the mission of the schools through such
means as hearings, surveys, informational meetings, etc., where the Board may hear and evaluate
community opinions as it conducts its responsibilities
The support of area businesses, agencies and faith-based organizations will be sought through financial,
goods and services, and volunteer contributions. Partnerships will be developed with local organizations,
local city and county governments, and talented individuals to strengthen school programs, family
practices and student learning. Student participation in community service will be encouraged. Business
partnerships will also be developed to assist students in the successful transition to employment or further
Ed 306.04(a) (11), Community Partnerships
Ed 306.04(k), Community Partnerships\\