Parent Involvement & Family Engagement
Cynthia Santos Cooke
Pursuant to NRS 385.630 the Nevada Department of Education Office of Parent involvement and Family Engagement was established in 2012 to actively promote and support the participation and engagement of families and communities. All Nevada Families are welcomed and encouraged to participate in their children's education and are afforded opportunities for active involvement, strengthened through collaboration with the community and school. (this office was created under AB 224 that is now NRS 385.600)
- Works with school districts to share family engagement best practices and grants;
- Collaborates with the Advisory Council on Parental Involvement & Family Engagement to create and evaluate statewide policies;
- Teams with the Steering committee for Nevada's Family Engagement in Education Summit;
- Provides reports to the Nevada Legislature.