New Mexico - Family Engagement Plans: Policy or Plan Requirement

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

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

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.19.8.9 Determination of a School's Grade

A. For elementary and middle schools, the indicators shall be weighted by assigning up to a maximum of 100 points as follows:

  • (1) 40 points for student performance, including achievement on the New Mexico standards-based assessments of which 25 points shall be based on status proficiency and 15 points shall be based on VAM;
  • (2) 20 points for student growth based on the New Mexico standards-based assessments;
  • (3) 20 points for student growth of the lowest twenty-fifth percentile of students in the public school based on the New Mexico standards-based assessments;
  • (4) 10 points for school growth based on the New Mexico standards-based assessments;
  • (5) 5 points for school attendance;
  • (6) 5 points for results of an opportunity to learn survey; and
  • (7) in addition to the 100 points described above, an elementary or middle school may be assigned a total of five percent bonus points for either demonstrated parental involvement or demonstrated student participation in extracurricular activities, where:
    • (a) parental involvement shall include but not be limited to innovative school programs involving parental input, detailed parental surveys on key educational initiatives, successful school and parent partnerships, increasing parental volunteerism, parental membership on audit committees pursuant to 22-8-12.3 NMSA 1978, and improvement of communication, all of which shall be verifiable;

New Mexico Statutes 22-5-16. Advisory school councils; creation; duties.

C.  The school council shall:

  • (1)  work with the school principal and give advice, consistent with state and school district rules and policies, on policies relating to instructional issues and curricula and on the public school’s proposed and actual budgets;
  • (2)  develop creative ways to involve parents in the schools;
  • (3)  where appropriate, coordinate with any existing work force development boards or vocational education advisory councils to connect students and school academic programs to business resources and opportunities; and
  • (4)  serve as the champion for students in building community support for schools and encouraging greater community participation in the public schools.
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