HB 543 2012
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FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
aspects of a child's life, the child's prospects to be an29effective, successful member of society are greatly diminished.30The purpose of this section is to provide information and tools31to parents of prekindergarten through grade 5 students to enable32them to have a positive impact on their child's educational33success and to set minimum standards for parental involvement.34(2) CAUSES FOR STUDENT UNDERACHIEVEMENT.
The following35conditions are identified as possible causes for a student's36underachievement:37(a) A child is not physically prepared for the school day38due to inadequate rest, improper clothing, lack of necessary39school supplies, or frequent tardiness or absence.40(b) A child is not mentally prepared for the school day41due to uncompleted homework or inadequate preparation for tests.42(c) Communication between parents and the teacher often43occurs only when a problem has risen rather than on a consistent44basis throughout the school year.45(3) SHARED INFORMATION.
Teachers and schools shall develop46or utilize current information packets, forms, or media for47sharing information with each parent with written48acknowledgement of receipt. The shared information may be49presented in the parent guide to successful student achievement50or in the checklist of parental actions that can strengthen51parental involvement in a child's educational progress, required52under s. 1002.23, and includes:53(a) Expectations of parents with respect to a child's54school attendance.55