Mississippi - State Models and Supports: Model Policy, Resources, Supports

Area: 
Model Policies, Resources, And Supports
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to promote parent and family engagement, or requires state agencies to disseminate resources.

Mississippi Code 1972 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.

  • (e) To promote reading as the key curricular activity for parental focus.

  • (f) To involve the business, medical and religious communities in supporting the schools through direct assistance, and to develop positive public relations for the schools in the community.

  • (g) Publication of a resource manual to assist schools and school districts in implementation of Alliance for Families program.

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