Ohio - Family Engagement Plans: Policy or Plan Requirement
Ohio Revised Code 3313.472 Policy on parental and foster caregiver involvement in schools.
(A) The board of education of each city, exempted village, local, and joint vocational school district shall adopt a policy on parental involvement in the schools of the district. The policy shall be designed to build consistent and effective communication between the parents and foster caregivers of students enrolled in the district and the teachers and administrators assigned to the schools their children or foster children attend. The policy shall provide the opportunity for parents and foster caregivers to be actively involved in their children’s or foster children’s education and to be informed of the following:
- (1) The importance of the involvement of parents and foster caregivers in directly affecting the success of their children’s or foster children’s educational efforts;
- (2) How and when to assist their children or foster children in and support their children’s or foster children’s classroom learning activities;
- (3) Techniques, strategies, and skills to use at home to improve their children’s or foster children’s academic success and to support their children’s or foster children’s academic efforts at school and their children’s or foster children’s development as future responsible adult members of society.
(B) The state board of education shall adopt recommendations for the development of parental involvement policies under this section. Prior to adopting the recommendations, the state board shall consult with the national center for parents at the university of Toledo.