State law requires districts to adopt community involvement plans or policies.
200-RICR-20-10-1.1.4. Expectations for the Local Education Agency in Implementing the Basic Education Program.
B. Functions of the Local Education Agency
- Each LEA shall address seven core functions in order to ensure that all of its schools are providing an adequate education to every student: e. Engage Families and the Community. The LEA shall implement effective family and community communication systems; engage families and the community to promote positive student achievement and behavior; and provide adult and alternative learning opportunities integrated with community needs.
200-RICR-20-10-1.3.2 Supportive and Nurturing School Community.
A. Each LEA shall ensure that schools create a climate of safety, security and belonging for all students and adults, thereby establishing an environment that builds respectful rela tionships, enhances productive learning and teaching, promotes school engagement, and promotes academic success. Each LEA shall accomplish this goal by ensuring that each school:
- Is safe, respectful, and free of discrimination;
- Establishes protocols for on-going student, family, and community engagement; and
- Provides expanded learning opportunities and academic enrichment.