State law encourages districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Site provides information on 21st Century Community Learning Centers, of which family engagement is a primary purpose.
North Carolina General Statutes 115C-105.32. Parent involvement programs and conflict resolution programs as part of school improvement plans.
A school is encouraged to include a comprehensive parent involvement program as part of its school improvement plan under G.S. 115C-105.27. The State Board of Education shall develop a list of recommended strategies that it determines to be effective, which building level committees may use to establish parent involvement programs designed to meet the specific needs of their schools. The Board shall make the list available to local school administrative units and school buildings by the beginning of the 1994-95 school year.
North Carolina General Statutes 115C-47. Powers and duties generally.
(54) To Increase Parental Involvement in Student Achievement and Graduation Preparation. -- Local boards of education are encouraged to adopt policies to promote and support parental involvement in student learning and achievement at school and at home and to encourage successful progress toward graduation. These policies may include strategies to increase school communications with parents regarding expectations for students and student progress, graduation requirements, and available course offerings, to provide increased opportunities for parental involvement in schools, and to create an environment in the schools conducive for parental involvement.