Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56SUMMARY OF PROPOSALS | 32 Current Status School Governance Councils: Several districts have determined that half the membership of their governance council will include parents of students at that school; with the other members coming from the school (including students,) community, or other partners. Some schools pilot student led conferences during which students review their portfolio and discuss their progress toward mastering standards with their parents. The teacher is present and acts as a guide and support to the students. Parent University: There are a few school districts that have a program of classes for parents such as: “The Roadmap to Graduation”; “I’m Glad I Am Me: Developing Self-Esteem”; and “Monitoring Your Child’s Progress – What Are Assessments?” ACTION STEPS 4 The state and districts will create structures and policies to support leadership, procedures, and processes that encourage and sustain family involvement in schools. 4 Communities will create mechanisms to seamlessly connect community and school programs so parents and children can easily access the supports and services they need, beginning at birth and continuing through high school. 4 Districts will create opportunities for continuing education for parents so that they access the tools required for their children to reach high expectations and understand the role of effort in producing well educated students. In addition, this will allow parents to serve as models of life-long learning. 4 Districts and schools will develop processes that privilege the voices of students and their families. For specific recommendations on Involve Students and Parents see Appendix page 48. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | 32