The Office of Parental Involvement and Family Engagement was created in 2011 to actively promote and support the participation and engagement of families and communities in a child’s education. Family engagement is a shared responsibility between schools, families, and communities where all receive equitable access to tools and supports needed to successfully work together toward the development of children and youth for college, career, and lifelong learning. This office, created by AB 224 of the 2011 Legislative Session,:
- Assists school districts and schools with incorporating effective family engagement practices and strategies;
- Collaborates with the Advisory Council for Family Engagement to create, develop, and evaluate state and local family engagement policies;
- Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to plan and implement a biennial statewide family engagement summit; and
- Shares with districts and schools family engagement best practices and grant information.