State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on parent and family engagement.
Kentucky Revised Statutes 156.095 Training to address needs of students at risk
(9) The Department of Education shall provide training to address the characteristics and instructional needs of students at risk of school failure and most likely to drop out of school. The training shall be developed to meet the specific needs of all certified and classified personnel depending on their relationship with these students. The training for instructional personnel shall be designed to provide and enhance skills of personnel to:
- (a) Identify at-risk students early in elementary schools as well as at-risk and potential dropouts in the middle and high schools;
- (b) Plan specific instructional strategies to teach at-risk students;
- (c) Improve the academic achievement of students at risk of school failure by providing individualized and extra instructional support to increase expectations for targeted students;
- (d) Involve parents as partners in ways to help their children and to improve their children’s academic progress; and
- (e) Significantly reduce the dropout rate of all students.