State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on parent and family engagement.
General Laws of Massachusetts 15.58 Leadership Academy; Training of School Principals.
The board shall establish a unit designated as the leadership academy which shall provide training to school principals and other supervisory personnel. Such training shall include, but not be limited to: training in personnel evaluation methods, techniques for developing cooperative relationships with parents and community organizations, school based management skills and curriculum development.
Massachusetts Standard for Professional Development
PD Standard for the state