Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/5/2019 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 3. Report with Possible Action on Family and Community Engagement Activities
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 9.04 - Community Involvement in Decision Making
Attachments: PACE November 19 PPT
File Attachment:
PACE November 2019.pdf
Background: MPS operates within a family-and-community-engagement framework which includes six standards that provide districtwide support to schools for partnering with families to increase student outcomes:

1. Schools are welcoming and culturally relevant environments
2. Schools are connected to the community
3. Schools have tools and knowledge needed to build relationships with families and the community
4. Families have avenues to serve as leaders
5. Families have opportunities to build peer networks
6. Families have tools and knowledge needed to be active in their child’s education

This framework was developed from a strength-based position to build trusting relationships between schools and families. This report provides an update on some of the work currently being done by Parent Coordinators (PCs) relative to standards 1, 3 and 6.

Each year Milwaukee Public Schools works to increase efforts around family engagement. These efforts are recognized as the responsibility of all school-based personnel, and the role of the PC is critical to each school’s ability to meet the Family & Community Engagement Framework's standards.
The role of the PC is multi-faceted: their focus is on strengthening the family-school relationship while actively engaging in the school’s overall educational process. The PC’s primary goals include helping schools provide a welcoming and culturally relevant environment; equipping parents with the necessary tools to be active in their children’s education and building meaningful, sustained relationships with MPS families. Each of these goals are geared toward one main objective, which is improved student outcomes.
The supervision for all PCs is provided by the school leader, while training and support is provided by the Department of Strategic Partnerships & Customer Service’s family and community engagement associates (FACEs).
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Marla Bronaugh - Chief Communications and School Performance Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent