How can Schools Partner with Families?

Families Matter!

  • “A child educated only at school is an uneducated child” (George Santayana)
  • “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn” (Benjamin Franklin)
  • “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel” (Carol Buchener)
  • “Family Engagement is a strategy, not a program” (Karen Mapp)

Family-School Partnership Resources

Family-School Compacts

The following examples can be adjusted to meet LEA needs.

Family-School Relationship Survey

  • Downloadable free Perception Survey tools to help educators gather feedback and engage families in their school. Panorama Education
  • Family Engagement– the degree to which families become involved with and interact with their child’s school.
  • School Climate– perception of the overall social and learning climate of the school
  • Barriers to Engagement– factors that can create challenges for families to interact with or become involved with their child’s school.
  • Family Efficacy– how confident families are with regard to key parenting skills
  • Learning Behaviors– families’ perception of their child’s learning related behaviors
  • Family Support– families’ perception of the amount of academic and social support that they provide their child with outside of school.

General Resources