This brief report summarizes some of the family engagement services provided by AISD parent support specialists to families during the 2019-2020 school year. The supplemental report summarizes services provided during the 2020 calendar year.
Motivated by the dual-capacity framework for family-school partnerships, one initiative of the Families as Partners program is to enhance the capabilities, connections, cognition, and confidence of parents. This report focuses on the capacity building of the 2018–2019 parent champion initiative.
In Spring 2018, the Families as Partners program hosted two camps where parents participated in social-emotional learning and developed their capabilities, connections, cognition, and confidence.
The 2017 AISD Parent Survey asked parents about their interactions with school staff, the adequacy of information and opportunities provided by the school, community engagement, and district decision making.
In Fall 2016, the Families as Partners Initiative, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, hosted its first parent camp for families of five schools in North Austin. This report describes the camp activities and summarizes the feedback parents provided about their experience.