Alaska - Family Engagement Plans: Policy or Plan Requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.

Alaska Administrative Code 4 AAC 04.300. Standards 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 standards for state accreditation for a public or private school in this state are set out in Standards for Quality Schools, published by AdvancED as of 2011, 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 AdvancED Northwest after completion of the accreditation process, including the internal review and the external review.


Alaska Statutes 2017 Section 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 standards-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 standards-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 standards-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 standards-based assessment or test or gave permission for the child’s absence.
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