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Family and Community Engagement

Belief Statement

We believe new and different ways of engaging families based on mutual trust and respect are required because our schools belong to all.

When we engage culturally and linguistically diverse families and communities, we feel we are making a difference because we are actively seeking out diverse families as partners who have valuable contributions to make toward the success of their children.

Our schools are strengthened by a diverse community in which to live, work, and grow. In small and large ways, we commit to choose diversity.


Explore strategies for engaging families and communities by clicking on the links in the sidebar menu.

Additions to the strategies in the Family and Community Engagement focus area were provided by the State Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council.

Support from the Research

Sam Carter

Educator Insight

"It's about people. I have a sign above my desk that says, 'It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice' ...

"You cannot sustain student achievement ... without understanding that this is first and foremost about taking care of people."

Hear more from Sam Carter, Principal, Robinson Elementary School (Beloit)