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Family & Community Engagement

In some of our schools, engagement is already strong, where parents and the community come together in support of learning - relationships are strong and positive. In other areas of our district, schools struggle with parent engagement, both in terms of rallying the community to support school needs but also in making parents full partners in their child’s education.

There is an art and science to creating real, meaningful, and genuine parent and community engagement. We must change our school practices to involve parents in decision-making and bring our community into our schools as partners.

Theory of Action

IF Jeffco Public Schools teachers, school leaders, district leaders, and community stakeholders implement best practices (National Famiily Engagement Standards) to authentically engage families and communities,
THEN families and communities will participate as partners to support student, staff, family, and community learning.

Smart Goal

  • By 2023 the FSP survey results will rate the following for each National Family Engagement Standard:
    • Standard 1 - Welcoming all families into the school community - 3.5
    • Standard 2 - Communicating effectively - 3.35
    • Standard 3 - Supporting student success - 3.30
    • Standard 4 - Speaking up for every child - 3.15
    • Standard 5 - Sharing power - 3.15
    • Standard 6 - Collaborating with community - 3.30
  • By 2023 the FSP question "I feel that I am a partner with the school in making decisions that impact children at the school" will be at least a 3.1.

Tactic Team

Tracie Apel (Tactic Lead) - Communication Specialist, Outreach and Engagement
Erica Berg - Resource Teacher, ESL/Dual Language
Brenda Fletcher - Principal, Moore Middle School
Suanne Hawley - Principal, Green Gables Elementary School
Darcy Hutchins - Family Partnership Director, Colorado Department of Education
Susan Kimes-Dembowski - Family Engagement Liaison Coordinator, Title I
JP Sampson - Assistant Principal, Arvada High School
Matt Walsh - Achievement Director
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