District of Columbia - Family Engagement Plans: Policy or Plan Requirement
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 401 NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL COUNCILS
401.1 The Superintendent shall direct the development and implementation of practices and programs that:
(a) welcome parent involvement at both the system wide and local school levels, including local school governance councils;
(b) establish a climate that is conducive to open communication, mutual trust, and respect between parents and school district personnel at all levels of the system;
(c) enhance parent involvement at all grade levels in every local school; and
(d) include parent involvement outcomes in all staff evaluations, as appropriate.
401.2 The Superintendent shall ensure that the practices and programs at the local schools meet the following standards:
(a) Communication between home and school is regular, two-way, and meaningful;
(b) Parenting skills are promoted and supported;
(c) Parents play an integral role in assisting student learning;
(d) Parents are welcome in the school, and their support and assistance are sought;
(e) Parents are full partners in the educational decisions that affect children and families; and
(f) Community resources are used to strengthen school programs, family practices, and student learning.