State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on parent and family engagement.
Mississippi Code 37-3-61 Alliance for Families programs; authorization; objectives.
The State Board of Education may provide for the establishment of an Alliance for Families program for the purpose of mobilizing public and parental support for education and to strengthen communication between the school, student and parents. The program's goal shall be to increase student success in Mississippi public school districts, K-12, by generating focused, effective parent involvement. The objectives of the program shall be as follows:
(a) To engage parents in supporting the schools and their children's education.
(b) To implement effective home-school communication systems which allow parents to be kept well informed about the school and their children's progress.
(c) To train school administrators on successful strategies for involving parents both at home and at school and in developing community support for the schools.
(d) To train teachers on successful strategies for communicating with parents and teaching parents to reinforce skills being learned at school.
Mississippi Code 37-3-67 Alliance for Families program; components
Components of the Alliance for Families program shall include, but shall not be limited to:
- (e) Teacher, principal and parent training on how to participate most effectively in the program;