State law requires districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.
4 Alaska Administrative Code 04.300. Standard for state accreditation of schools
(a) The provisions of this section apply to any public or private school in this state seeking state accreditation under AS 14.07.020.
(b) The Standard for state accreditation for a public or private school in this state are set out in AdvancED Performance Standard for Schools and AdvancED Performance Standard for School Systems, published by AdvancED in 2017 and adopted by reference.
(c) A public or private school in this state will be accredited by the department under AS 14.07.020(a)(6) if the school is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, a division of AdvancED, after completion of the accreditation process, including the internal review and the external review.
4 Alaska Administrative Code 06.895. Report card to the public
(a) Each public school and district in the state shall comply with the reporting requirements of AS 14.03.120 and this section. Each school shall prepare a school report, to be entitled School Report Card to the Public, on a form provided by the department. Each district shall prepare a district report, to be entitled School District Report Card to the Public, on a form provided by the department.
(b) A school shall disseminate its School Report Card to the Public as required under AS 14.03.120(d). A district shall disseminate its School District Report Card to the Public and the School Report Card to the Public for each school in the district by providing required data to the department, posting the report cards on the Internet if the district maintains a website, and any other means of distribution the district chooses, not later than 30 days after the department has made all necessary data available to districts. Each district shall ensure that parents of the students in each school in the district are notified of the location and availability of the School Report Card to the Public and the District Report Card to the Public. The report required under this section shall be written in a uniform and understandable manner, and, to the extent practicable, be in a language that the parent can understand.
(g) In providing the description of student, parent, community, and business involvement in student learning, as required by AS 14.03.120(d)(4), each school shall state
- (1) the number and percentage of students responding to the teacher evaluation survey;
- (2) the number and percentage of parents responding to the teacher evaluation survey;
- (3) the number of school-business or interagency partnerships the school has entered into under a written agreement;
- (4) the average number of volunteer-hours a week spent in the school by parents and other members of the community;
- (5) a narrative description of the results of parental, community, or business involvement, as identified by the school; and
- (6) any other information the school wishes to provide on this subject.
Alaska Statutes 14.03.016 A parent's right to direct the education of the parent's child.
(a) A local school board shall, in consultation with parents, teachers, and school administrators, adopt policies to promote the involvement of parents in the school district’s education program. The policies must include procedures
- (1) recognizing the authority of a parent and allowing a parent to object to and withdraw the child from a Standard-based assessment or test required by the state;
- (2) recognizing the authority of a parent and allowing a parent to object to and withdraw the child from an activity, class, or program;
- (3) providing for parent notification not less than two weeks before any activity, class, or program that includes content involving human reproduction or sexual matters is provided to a child;
- (4) recognizing the authority of a parent and allowing a parent to withdraw the child from an activity, class, program, or Standard-based assessment or test required by the state for a religious holiday, as defined by the parent;
- (5) providing a parent with an opportunity to review the content of an activity, class, performance standard, or program;
- (6) ensuring that, when a child is absent from an activity, class, program, or Standard-based assessment or test required by the state under this section, the absence is not considered an unlawful absence under AS 14.30.020 if the child’s parent withdrew the child from the activity, class, program, or Standard-based assessment or test or gave permission for the child’s absence.
Alaska Statutes 14.03.120. Education planning; reports.
(a) A district shall annually file with the department, and make available to the public, a report that
- (1) establishes district goals and priorities for improving education in the district;
- (2) includes a plan for achieving district goals and priorities; and
- (3) includes a means of measuring the achievement of district goals and priorities.
(d) Annually, before the date set by the district under (e) of this section, each public school shall deliver to the department for posting on the department’s Internet website and provide, in a public meeting of parents, students, and community members, a report on the school’s performance and the performance of the school’s students. The report shall be prepared on a form prescribed by the department and must include
- (4) a description, including quantitative and qualitative measures, of student, parent, community, and business involvement in student learning;
DISTRICT PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY
This document is a template for districts to create their family engagement policy.
School Parent and Family Engagement Policy Template
This document is a template for schools to create their family engagement policy.