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AREA OF GROWTH

• NO FORMAL PARENT AND/ OR FAMILY INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE (NO PTA OR PTO)


• FAMILIES DO NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE INPUT ON SCHOOL DECISIONS OR ACTIVITIES
• OVERALL OUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IS LACKING
PARENT ADVISORY BOARD

• A MEETING BETWEEN FAMILIES AND STAFF MEMBERS ONE TIME PER MONTH
• ALLOW FAMILIES AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT OUTSIDE OF ONLY DISCUSSING THEIR STUDENTS
• FAMILIES CAN WEIGH IN ON SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND INITIATIVES BY OFFERING ADVICE AND THEIR
OPINIONS ON THE AGENDA ITEMS
• ALLOW FOR FAMILIES TO SHARE THEIR CULTURE WITH STAFF
PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL TENANT
• BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
• HOME VISITS ARE MADE TO NEW FAMILIES
• ACTIVITIES HONOR FAMILIES CONTRIBUTIONS
• ADDRESSING DIFFERENCES
• ALL FAMILIES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE INVOLVED IN MEETINGS
• INTERPRETERS FOR FAMILIES DURING MEETINGS
• LOCAL GROUPS ARE INVITED TO REACH OUT TO FAMILIES
FAMILY FEEDBACK
• FAMILY SURVEY (GIVEN AT CONFERENCES)
• 92% OF FAMILIES FEEL THEY HAVE A VOICE IN THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION
• 75% OF FAMILIES FEEL THEIR CHILD’S TEACHER LISTENS TO THEM
• 58% OF FAMILIES SAID YES TO PARTICIPATING IN A PARENT ADVISORY BOARD; 17% SAID MAYBE
• 75% OF FAMILIES ARE INTERESTED IN THE ADVISORY BOARD
ALIGNMENT WITH DMPS INITIATIVES
CULTURAL PROFICIENCY
• FAMILIES WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR IDEAS AND INPUT IN SCHOOL DECISIONS
• FAMILIES WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE THEIR CULTURE WITH STAFF
• HELP STAFF BECOME MORE CULTURALLY AWARE
RESEARCH FOR FAMILY ADVISORY BOARD

• “MANY FAMILIES WITHOUT FORMAL EDUCATION HAVE LESSONS TO TEACH AND MUCH TO SHARE.”-
KUGLER
• “PARENTS TELL US THAT FEELING WELCOME AND BEING TREATED WITH RESPECT BY SCHOOL STAFF IS THE
NUMBER ONE KEY TO THEIR CONNECTION WITH A SCHOOL.”- HENDERSON
• “WE NEED TO RELATE TO FAMILIES NOT AS CLIENTS, BUT AS PARTNERS IN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
IMPROVEMENT”- FERLAZZO
RESEARCH (CONTINUED)
• “FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IS LINKED TO STUDENT SUCCESS.”- KUGLER
• “ALL STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION, AND LOW- INCOME AND MINORITY
STUDENTS BENEFIT THE MOST.”- HENDERSON
• “THE RIGHT KINDS OF SCHOOL FAMILY CONNECTIONS-THOSE BUILT ON RELATIONSHIPS, LISTENING,
WELCOMING, AND SHARED DECISION- MAKING- CAN PRODUCE MULTIPLE BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS,
INCLUDING HIGHER GRADE POINT AVERAGES AND TEST SCORES, BETTER ATTENDANCE, ENROLLMENT IN
MORE CHALLENGING COURSES, BETTER SOCIAL SKILLS, AND IMPROVED BEHAVIOR AT HOME AND
SCHOOL.” – SOUTHWEST EDUCATIONAL LABORATORY
TIMELINE
• AUGUST 2017 – KICK OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH A BBQ AT EVELYN DAVIS PARK
• AUGUST 2017- OPEN HOUSE FOR STUDENTS; PARENT ADVISORY BOARD SIGN UP
• SEPTEMBER 2017- 1ST MEETING OF ADVISORY BOARD; GETTING TO KNOW YOU ACTIVITIES AND
EXPLANATION OF THE BOARD’S PURPOSE
• OCTOBER 2017 – 2ND MEETING; BOOTH AT CONFERENCES TO RECRUIT NEW FAMILIES
• NOVEMBER 2017- 3RD MEETING; CREATIVE VISIONS SHARE WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE IN THE AREA
TIMELINE (CONTINUED)
• JANUARY- 4TH MEETING; CYC TALK TO FAMILIES ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEIR CHILDREN
• FEBRUARY- 5TH MEETING; BOOTH AT CONFERENCES
• MARCH-6TH MEETING; PLAN FAMILY NIGHT WITH TEACHERS
• APRIL- FAMILY NIGHT; ADVISORY BOARD HAS A BOOTH SET UP TO RECRUIT NEW FAMILIES
• MAY- WRAP UP FOR THE YEAR; SURVEY/ FEEDBACK TO PLAN FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR
PERSONNEL INVOLVEMENT
• ADMINISTRATION
• PRINCIPAL AND DEAN
• SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM
• TEACHERS (GEN ED, SPED, ELL, EXTENDED CORE), COACHES, COUNSELOR
• FAMILIES
• PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, GUARDIANS
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
• CREATIVE VISIONS
• EXPLAIN SERVICES THEY HAVE TO OFFER FAMILIES (TUTORING, FAMILY SKILLS)
• COMMUNITY YOUTH CONCEPTS
• SHARE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AT KING
• POLK COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES
• DISCUSS HEALTH SERVICES AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES
RESOURCES
• SETTING UP AN ADVISORY BOARD; EDUCATION-ADVISORY.ORG/2007/08/STARTING-A-PARENT-
ADVISORY-COUNCIL-FROM-SCRATCH/
• HOW TO GET STARTED; WWW.ASCD.COM/ASCD/PDF/JOURNALS/ED_LEAD/EL_198910_JENNINGS.PDF
• BEYOND THE BAKE SALE BY ANNE T. HENDERSON
• SHELLEY TEGALS- OUR LADIES LITTLE LEARNERS DIRECTOR
SUSTAINABILITY

• THE ADVISORY BOARD WILL MEET ONE TIME PER MONTH FOR ONE HOUR
• FREQUENT ENOUGH TO ACCOMPLISH TASKS, BUT NOT OVERBEARING FOR STAFF AND FAMILY
• NEW FAMILIES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME; WE WILL RECRUIT NEW FAMILIES AT EVENTS WHERE FAMILIES
ARE PRESENT
SUSTAINABILITY (CONTINUED)
• OVER TIME THIS BOARD WILL HELP MAKE SCHOOL WIDE DECISIONS
• WE WILL BE ABLE TO DISCUSS ISSUES HAPPENING IN SCHOOL SO EVERYONE IS ON THE SAME PAGE
• ALLOW FAMILIES AND STAFF TO HAVE A COMMUNITY FEEL AND OPEN LINES OF COMMUNICATION ABOUT
EDUCATION
• IMPROVE FAMILY AND SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPS