Research shows that students receive the following benefits from a collaborative partnership with the school, the family and the community: higher grades and test scores, better attendance and homework completion, fewer placements in special education, more positive attitudes and behavior, higher graduation rates and greater enrollment in post-secondary education. The gain for families includes: improved understanding of their child’s development, improved ability to parent, improved ability to assist their children with school and learning, and improved relationships among all stakeholders. The Every Student Succeeds Act, (ESSA), requires Title I schools to develop a School and Family Engagement Plan.

 

The WNLS Board of Education Policy covering parent and family engagement

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