Parent Involvement (Family Engagement)

What is Parental Involvement per the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)?
Parental involvement is the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:

  • That parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
  • That parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;
  • That parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and
  • That other activities are carried out, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA (Parental Involvement).

Parent Involvement Fact Sheet (PDF)

Parent Involvement Documents:
Advocacy Checklist (PDF)
Creating Family School Community Partnerships Sample Parent Compact (Word)
Cultural Differences Checklist (PDF)
Family and Community Engagement (PDF)
Family Engagement-How are You Involving Families (PDF)
FamilyFriendlyChecklist (PDF)
How Closely is Your School's Parent Involvement Program Linked to Student Learning (PDF)
KPIRC Toolkit for Kansas Schools 2008 (PDF)
National PTA Standards Family Involvement Policy Template (PDF)
School Climate Survey (PDF)
School Parent Involvement Policy Template (PDF)
SEDL A Toolkit for Title I Parent Involement (PDF)
Sharing Power Checklist (PDF)
Successful Parent Involvement Practices in Kansas (PDF)

Kansas Parents Information Resource Center (KPIRC)



For Questions about Parent Involvement Contact:
Christine Macy
Education Program Consultant
785-296-5867 (fax)
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