Successful school communities empower and involve families at every level—not just for bake sales or school celebrations. The shift to a school culture of family engagement requires more shared decision-making, more communication and more resources, including designated staff:
- Implementing strong, democratic, decision-making school site councils that include students, parents and educators.
- Hiring bilingual school family liaisons.
- Providing translation and interpretation services at every school.
Illustrations by Victoria Matthews