State law requires districts to implement parent education or support programs to address family needs.
Parent Educator Resource Center Background
This page provides information on parent education resource centers which offer resources, training, and education for parents to build partnerships between parents and educators and support parents.
West Virginia Administrative Code 126-11A-5. Expectations for Local School Improvement Councils: Desired Outcomes and Results
5.2. Each LSIC shall operate from a concise and targeted action agenda that guides them in accomplishing and realizing their goals. The action agenda can be used to encourage collaboration with other school and community groups (e.g., PTA, PTO, boosters, faith-based community, civic groups) to achieve measurable outcomes. 5.2.b. The action agenda shall include high yield strategies that result in measureable school growth, improved student achievement, and innovation. These strategies shall foster the following guiding principles: 5.2.b.4. Working together to support families' parenting skills and activities that prepare young children for school and promote ongoing achievement.
West Virginia Administrative Code 126-11A-7. County Board of Education Responsibilities.
7.1. Each county board of education shall meet with each LSIC at least annually. The local board identifies the issues they wish the LSIC to address (W. Va. Code §18-5-14(a)(1)(D)). The LSIC may also provide other information, comments or suggestions the council wishes to bring to the county board's attention. All information presented during the meeting shall also be submitted to the county board in writing. 7.1.a. Each county board shall report details of their meetings with LSICs to the state board at the conclusion of the school year, but no later than the first day of September each year (W. Va. Code §18-5-14 D (2)). 7.2. Each county board of education shall adopt and implement a policy that provides for parent, family, business and community involvement in the schools. 7.2.a. Each county policy shall promote parents, families, community and business members, through a variety of means, to become involved in children's education. 7.2.b. Each county policy shall meet the criteria for compliance with federal programs. 7.2.c. Each county policy shall be developed by a committee consisting of, but not limited to, classroom teachers, parents/family members of school-age children, community members, business members, principals and other school personnel. The committee shall be representative of a variety of schools and shall include representation from early, middle and adolescent levels. 7.2.d. Each county shall provide training for teachers, parents and administrators, in cooperation with state and local agencies that would help realize the objectives set forth in the county policy.