Mississippi - Family Engagement Plans: Policy or Plan Requirement

Policy Or Plan Requirements
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State law encourages districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.

Mississippi Code 1972 37-3-63 Alliance for Families program; procedures for establishment

The procedure for establishing an Alliance for Families program in a district shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

  • (a) A district assessment which shall include an assessment of school personnel, levels of parent and community support, and the student population; research on school district demographics, attitudes, test scores and the need for parent involvement. Contact shall be made with key persons and school officials in each district and meetings held.

  • (b) A recommendation for a district Alliance for Families program shall be developed which responds to the school district's needs. The plan shall include the district's goals and objectives for implementation of its Alliance for Families program.

  • (c) A project coordinator shall be assigned to school districts based on student population and need, except that each school district shall have one (1) assigned coordinator. The role of the district coordinator shall be to provide support for the project and to ensure continuity of the program. Included in the district coordinator's responsibilities shall be visits to school sites, and meetings with principals, teachers and parents to offer assistance with implementation of the program.

Mississippi Code 1972 37-3-71 Alliance for Families program; participation by students and school districts; evaluation and report by State Board of Education.

All students in all school districts are eligible to participate in the Alliance for Families program. The number of school districts that may participate shall be determined by the amount of funding. The State Board of Education shall evaluate the Alliance for Families program in participating school districts and shall report to the Legislature and the Governor on or before August 1, 1993, identifying exemplary programs and making recommendations regarding methods and criteria for funding such programs.

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