State law encourages districts to adopt community involvement plans or policies.
Prekindergarten Family Engagement Plan Strategies
This document describes family engagment plan strategies
Texas Consolidated State Plan
This document addresses developing formal plans for encouraging community involvement.
Texas Statutes Education Code 29.251 Definitions
In this subchapter:
(1) to (3) [Repealed by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., ch. 73 (S.B. 307), § 2.06(a)(2), effective September 1, 2013.]
(4) “Community education” means the process by which the citizens in a school district, using the resources and facilities of the district, organize to support each other and to solve their mutual educational problems and meet their mutual lifelong needs. Community education may include:
(A) educational programs, including programs relating to cultural awareness, parenting skills education and parental involvement in school programs, and multilevel adult education and personal growth;
(B) community involvement programs, including programs for community economic development, school volunteers, partnerships between schools and businesses, coordination with community agencies, school-age child care, family literacy, and community use of facilities; and
(C) programs for youth enrolled in schools, including programs for dropout prevention and recovery programs, drug-free school programs, school-age parenting programs, and academic enhancement.
Texas Statutes Education Code 33.154. Duties of Commissioner.
(a) The commissioner shall: (1) coordinate the efforts of the Communities In Schools program with other social service organizations and agencies and with public school personnel to provide services to students who are at risk of dropping out of school or engaging in delinquent conduct, including students who are in family conflict or emotional crisis; (2) set Standard for the Communities In Schools program and establish state performance goals, objectives, and measures for the program, including performance goals, objectives, and measures that consider improvement in student: (A) behavior; (B) academic achievement; and (C) promotion, graduation, retention, and dropout rates; (3) obtain information to determine accomplishment of state performance goals, objectives, and measures; (4) promote and market the program in communities in which the program is not established; (5) help communities that want to participate in the program establish a local funding base; (6) provide training and technical assistance for participating communities and programs; and (7) adopt policies concerning: (A) the responsibility of the agency in encouraging local businesses to participate in local Communities In Schools programs