Gaining the Support of Parents and the Community USDOE


U.S. Department of Education


Strengthening relationships between families and schools and increasing opportunities for parents to support students’ academic growth is a critical piece of Griffin-Spalding County School System’s (Georgia) strategic plan to turn around its lowest performing schools. Parent engagement was particularly low at the district’s high schools in comparison to its elementary and middle schools. To maximize its efforts to engage parents and the community in the turnaround process, Griffin-Spalding expanded on existing parent and community engagement strategies through community forums and media outreach, parent advisory roles, and partnerships with community members.

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