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Family & Community Engagement

In some of our schools, engagement is already strong, where parents and the community come together in support of learning - relationships are strong and positive. In other areas of our district, schools struggle with parent engagement, both in terms of rallying the community to support school needs but also in making parents full partners in their child’s education.

There is an art and science to creating real, meaningful, and genuine parent and community engagement. We must change our school practices to involve parents in decision-making and bring our community into our schools as partners.

Theory of Action

IF Jeffco Public Schools implement best practices to engage families THEN families will participate as partners to support student learning.


  • By 2024 at least 90% of families will report being "engaged" with their students' school and learning. 

Tactic Team

Erica Berg - Resource Teacher, ESL/Dual Language
Brenda Fletcher - Principal, Moore Middle School
Suanne Hawley - Principal, Green Gables Elementary School
Darcy Hutchins - Family Partnership Director, Colorado Department of Education
Susan Kimes-Dembowski - Family Engagement Liaison Coordinator, Title I
JP Sampson - Assistant Principal, Arvada High School
Matt Walsh - Achievement Director


Family and Community Engagement BOE Stocktake_6.11.18
Family and Community Engagement BOE Stocktake 6.12.19

Family and Community Engagement BOE Stocktake 5.15.20

  Family and Community Engagement Brief 5.15.20

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