Idaho - Family Engagement Plans: Policy or Plan Requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

Idaho Statutes 33-6001 Parental Rights.

(2) School districts and the boards of directors of public charter schools, in consultation with parents, teachers and administrators, shall develop and adopt a policy to promote the involvement of parents and guardians of children enrolled in the schools within the school district or the charter school, including:

  • (a) A plan for parent participation in the schools that is designed to improve parent and teacher cooperation in such areas as homework, attendance and discipline;

  • (b) A process by which parents may learn about the course of study for their children and review learning materials, including the source of any supplemental educational materials; and

  • (c) A process by which parents who object to any learning material or activity on the basis that it harms the child or impairs the parents' firmly held beliefs, values or principles may withdraw their child from the activity, class or program in which the material is used.

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