Policies: Best Practices for Educators
Policies at the district and building level can help shape the scope of family engagement. A key first step is for schools and districts to elevate the importance of family engagement as a strategy for increasing student achievement. One way to support this is by increasing staff awareness of best practices in family engagement and by providing ongoing, embedded professional development in this area. Additionally, school handbooks and practices provide further clarity and direction for school staff and families.

The Michigan Department of Education highlights and recommends examples of a number of vision statements, policies, and procedures regarding family engagement. Visit the Michigan Department of Education website.