State law requires districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.
Revised Code of Washington 28A.400.007. Staffing enrichments to the program of basic education.
(1) In addition to the staffing units in RCW 28A.150.260, the superintendent of public instruction must provide school districts with allocations for the following staff units if and to the extent that funding is specifically appropriated and designated for that category of staffing unit in the omnibus operating appropriations act.
- (a) Additional staffing units for each level of prototypical school in RCW 28A.150.260:
Elementary School Middle School High School
Principals, assistant principals, and other certificated building-level administrators. . . . 0.0470 0.0470 0.0200
Teacher librarians, a function that includes information literacy, technology, and media to support school library media programs. . . . 0.3370 0.4810 0.4770
Health and social services:
School nurses. . . . 0.5090 0.8280 0.7280 Social workers. . . . 0.2690 0.0820 0.1120 Psychologists. . . . 0.0870 0.0220 0.0420 Guidance counselors, a function that includes parent outreach and graduation advising. . . . 0.0070 0.7840 0.9610 Teaching assistance, including any aspect of educational instructional services provided by classified employees. . . . 1.0640 0.3000 0.3480 Office support and other noninstructional aides. . . . 0.9880 1.1750 0.2310 Custodians. . . . 0.0430 0.0580 0.0350 Classified staff providing student and staff safety. . . . 0.0000 0.6080 1.1590 Parent involvement coordinators. . . . 0.9175 1.0000 1.0000
Revised Code of Washington 28A.655.140 Technical assistance
(1) In order to increase the availability and quality of technical assistance statewide, the superintendent of public instruction, subject to available funding, may employ school improvement coordinators and school improvement specialists to provide assistance to schools and districts. The improvement specialists shall serve on a rotating basis and shall not be permanent employees.
(2) The types of assistance provided by the improvement coordinators and specialists may include, but need not be limited to:
- (f) Assistance in developing and implementing family and community involvement programs.
Washington Administrative Code 180-16-220 Supplemental basic education program approval requirements.
(d) The school improvement plan shall address, but is not limited to:
- (iv) Parent, family, and community involvement, as these factors relate to having a positive impact on student learning.
Washington's ESSA Consolidated Plan
This document addresses directions for LEAs to develop plans to engage famlies in the educational process