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Family Engagement

Family Engagement has a powerful influence on a child's achievement

When families are involved, research shows:
  • Students achieve more regardless of economic status, ethnicity or parents’ educational level.
  • The more extensive the family engagement, the higher the student achievement.
  • Children with involved families have higher grades and test scores, better attendance and complete their homework more consistently.
  • Students exhibit more positive attitudes and behavior.
  • Students have higher graduation rates and greater enrollment rates in post-secondary education.
  • Educators hold higher expectations for those students whose families will work with the teacher.
  • Children who are the furthest behind make the greatest gains.

How can families become involved?
  • Initiate regular two-way communication between home and school.
  • Learn about effective parenting skills through school and community workshops.
  • Learn how to assist your child in learning.
  • Be a school volunteer.
  • Be a part of school decision-making committees such as the School Improvement
    Accountability Council.


Parents of all children in all Title I schools have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their children's classroom teachers.
  • Whether the teacher has met state qualifying and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher is teaching;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Parent Resources:

Reading Tips for Parents
Developed by the Colorado State Library, this brochure (available in English and Spanish) offers tips and ideas on how to read to children and how to set an atmosphere for reading activities. The brochure also includes general reading tips and age appropriate ideas and techniques from birth to six years of age.

For additional information, call or e-mail:
 Donna Crawford at (719)549-7168 or