What is Parent and Family Engagement?
Parent and Family Engagement is a required component of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. Section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act under Title I, Part A requires that each local educational agency (LEA) that receives federal funds jointly agree upon, develop in collaboration with and formally distribute a parent and family engagement policy in a format understandable by all parents and families. Florida school districts and schools that receive Title I federal funds shall in genuine collaboration with parents and families, create a written parent and family engagement policy. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires that local educational agencies provide ample opportunities for parents and families to actively participate in the development, implementation, and annual review of the parent and family engagement policy (PFEP) by offering flexible dates and meetings times.