Family & Community Engagement Plan

2023-24 School Year

Families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school and throughout life. As a result of this influence, positive results with student achievement occur when schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning. Dandridge Elementary School Faculty and Administration will seek ways to maintain communication with parents. In support of strengthening student academic achievement, Dandridge Elementary School (DES) receives Title 1, Part A funds and therefore must collaboratively develop with and distribute to parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy that contains information required by section 1116(b) and (c) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The policy establishes the school's expectations for parent and family engagement and describes how the school will implement a number of specific parent and family engagement activities, and it is incorporated into the school's plan which is submitted to the local educational agency (LEA). Dandridge Elementary School agrees to implement the following requirements as outlined by Section 1116: