Ideas for partnering with the school to support your child's education
There are many ways to be engaged with a child's education - if you're the adult responsible for the care-giving of a child, you're probably doing some of these things already.
- Learn about school and district policies and practices that affect children.
- Voice your support or concerns on any issue that will affect your family.
- Participate in meetings to determine special educational needs and services.
- Attend workshops on problem-solving, conflict resolution, and public speaking to develop your advocacy skills.
- Encourage and support children to serve in student leadership positions.
- Work with teachers and school administrators to develop a parent involvement policy.
- Learn candidates' position and participate in school committee elections.
- Participate in petition drives or letter-writing campaigns to Congress on legislation affecting public schools and other child-related issues.
- Give testimony at public hearings in support of or in opposition to proposed education legislation.
- Vote in local, state, and federal elections for public officials who support education.