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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

PART 7. JOINT PROGRAMS, SERVICES, AND POWERS (COUNTIES, SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND HIGHER EDUCATION) [10000 - 11800]

  ( Part 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

CHAPTER 16. Programs to Encourage Parental Involvement [11500 - 11506]
  ( Chapter 16 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1400, Sec. 1. )

  
11503.  

The governing board of each school district and county office of education shall establish a written parent and family engagement program for each school in the district that receives funds under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.), as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114–95). That program shall contain at least the following elements:

(a) Procedures to ensure that parents and family members are consulted and participate in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of the program.

(b) Procedures to involve parents and family members in developing the Local Educational Agency Plan and school support and improvement plans under Section 6312 of Title 20 of the United States Code.

(c) Procedures to provide assistance and support necessary to build schools’ capacity to plan and implement effective parent and family engagement activities.

(d) Procedures to train teachers, school administrators, and other staff on outreach and effective communication with parents and family members as equal partners.

(e) Regular and periodic programs throughout the school year that provide for training, instruction, and information on all of the following:

(1) Parental and family member ability to directly affect the success of their children’s learning through the support they give their children at home and at school.

(2) Explanation of curriculum, state academic achievement standards, and state and local assessments.

(3) Home activities, strategies, and materials that can be used to assist and enhance the learning of children both at home and at school.

(4) Skills to assist parents and family members in understanding the development needs of their children and in understanding how to provide positive discipline for, and build healthy relationships with, their children.

(5) Developing consistent and effective communications between the school and the parents and family members concerning the progress of the children in school and concerning school programs.

(f) An annual statement identifying specific objectives of the program consistent with the requirements of this section.

(g) An annual review and assessment of the program’s progress in meeting those objectives. Parents shall be made aware of the existence of this review and assessment through regular school communications mechanisms and shall be given a copy upon the parent’s request.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 669, Sec. 4. (AB 1661) Effective January 1, 2019.)