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.
Through two-way communication, parents are encouraged to be full partners with the school in the education of their child.
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:
Partnership programs shall use a variety of channels to connect schools, families, and communities in meaningful ways.
Partnership programs shall help all families establish home environments to support children as learners.
Partnership programs shall assist learning efforts in school, at home, and throughout the community in ways that link school to real life.
Partnership programs shall recruit and organize parent, family, and community resources to support educational programs both within and outside the schools.
Partnership programs shall support parents, families, and community members as partners with schools in making decisions that affect students and education.
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.