FACE is an essential component of improving outcomes for children and youth. Effective family and community engagement is a reciprocal and essential partnership among families, communities and schools that reflects a shared responsibility to foster children's development and learning.
Powerful Partnerships – Dr. Karen Mapp - This book details the importance in shifting educators’ mindsets and identifies key themes within each chapter.
Examining Core Beliefs
The Power of Partnerships
Welcoming, Honoring, and Connecting with Families
Maintaining Strong Relationships
Resources to support the work
Natural Allies – Dr. Soo Hong - This book shares the valuable work of five teachers, as they enhance family engagement at their school sites. Each teacher has a different approach and benefits all educators in seeing the valuable ways in building strong relationships and effective communication with families.
Just Schools: Building Equitable Collaboration with Families and Communities – Dr. Ann Ishimaru - This book speaks to the importance in shifting the work from a school led approach, and instead honoring the families to lead and strengthen schools in developing stronger school-family-community partnerships. This book highlights the importance in equitable collaboration and shared responsibilities amongst families and schools.
During the legislative session of 2022 the legislature repealed A.R.S. 15-952 as part of the K-12 Budget Reconciliation Bill that was signed by Governor Doug Ducey. Due to this repeal an LEA will no longer be required to submit an Affirmation of Teacher Evaluations by February 1st to the Educator and School Excellence Unit. The repeal of 15-592 though does not remove the evaluation requirements of the LEA for certificated teachers as required under A.R.S. 15-537.