GK(LOCAL) - COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Parent / Family / Community Involvement in District Mission

The mission of Hays CISD, an innovative community of learners that values the diversity and legacy of the people, is to nurture students to become extraordinary citizens through unique, personal, educational experiences.

Definition

Through two-way communication, parents are encouraged to be full partners with the school in the education of their child.

Contributions

The contributions made by parents, families, and community members to children's education are invaluable. For this reason, all administrators, teachers, and other staff shall work to achieve the full involvement of parents, families, and community members as partners in the schools.

Standards for Involvement

The following standards for involvement shall provide a framework for parent, family, school, and community partnership programs:

Communicating

Partnership programs shall use a variety of channels to connect schools, families, and communities in meaningful ways.

Parenting

Partnership programs shall help all families establish home environments to support children as learners.

Student Learning

Partnership programs shall assist learning efforts in school, at home, and throughout the community in ways that link school to real life.

Volunteering

Partnership programs shall recruit and organize parent, family, and community resources to support educational programs both within and outside the schools.

Decision Making

Partnership programs shall support parents, families, and community members as partners with schools in making decisions that affect students and education.

Collaborating

Partnership programs shall strengthen schools, parents, families, and student learning through community resources and services.

Campus Improvement Plans

Each campus improvement plan shall include a parent, family, and community component outlining programs planned or in place for the purpose of improving and ensuring partnership-driven parent, family, and community involvement. The components shall be developed in accordance with the District's parent, family, and community involvement model and shall use the standards for involvement set out in this policy.

Hays CISD

GK(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2012.02

DATE ISSUED: 4/10/2012