Texas Education Code

Sec. § 29.168
Family Engagement Plan


A school district shall develop and implement a family engagement plan to assist the district in achieving and maintaining high levels of family involvement and positive family attitudes toward education. The family engagement plan must be based on family engagement strategies established under Subsection (b).


The agency shall collaborate with other state agencies, including the Health and Human Services Commission, that provide services for children from birth through five years of age to establish prioritized family engagement strategies to be included in a school district’s family engagement plan. A parent-teacher organization, community group, or faith-based institution may submit to the agency recommendations regarding the establishment of family engagement strategies, and the agency, in establishing the family engagement strategies, shall consider any received recommendations. The engagement strategies must:


be based on empirical research;


be proven to demonstrate significant positive short-term and long-term outcomes for early childhood education; and


include programs and interventions that engage a family in supporting a student’s learning at home.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 142 (H.B. 4), Sec. 7, eff. May 28, 2015.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027 (H.B. 1593), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2017.

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