Mary Magnet Elementary School is creating this involvement plan to include parents in all aspects of the school. “The goal is a strong school-home partnership with teachers, principals, other staff, and the community that will help all students in the district to succeed (Rapides Parish Schools Title I ESEA District Family and Community Engagement Policy, n.d.)” It is important to get parents/caregivers and the community involved early on in order to provide students, teachers and schools the support needed to have a successful outcome. “Given the research, it is advisable for education systems to promote and support parental and family involvement and invest in activities and strategies that foster parent and school collaboration. There is, however, some hesitation associated with allocating resources to promote parental involvement in schools. Both school personnel and parents struggle with the “how tos” of getting more parents involved (Increasing Parental Involvement, n.d.).”
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...d to embrace the education process and become active participants in the daily life of the school (Perriel, 2015).”
There are many ways to gage if the plan is successful. The first one is by the level of support received at an event the school has. Second by polling the parents/caregiver to see what their likes/dislikes are. “Parent, family, and community involvement in education correlates with higher academic performance and school improvement (Parent, Family, Community Involvement in Education, n.d.).”
In conclusion, it is important to encourage parents/caregivers to get involved early in the school year. We as educators must treat all parents/caregivers fairly regardless of the backgrounds. Communication is the key to setting the students’ up for success. When parents and teachers working together to help the students have a positive outcome everyone wins.
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