Montana - School-Community and Interagency Partnerships: Partnerships

Area: 
Partnerships
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State laws encourages districts to establish school-community partnerships to address student needs.

Administrative Rules of Montana, Education, Chapter Standards of accreditation, Subchapter School leadership, 10.55.701 Board of trustees

(2) Each school district shall make available to the staff and public:

  • (m) a comprehensive family engagement policy aligned to meet the following goals:
    • (i) families actively participate in the life of the school and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class;
    • (ii) families and school staff engage in regular, two-way meaningful communication about student learning;
    • (iii) families and school staff continuously collaborate to support student learning and healthy development both at home and at school and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively;
    • (iv) families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated equitably and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success;
    • (v) families and school staff partner in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs; and
    • (vi) families and school staff collaborate with members of the community to connect students, families, and staff to expand learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation;
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