|Posted:||January 8, 2015 02:02 PM|
|From:||Representative Frank Burns|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Requiring school districts to establish a Parent Involvement Program|
|In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation which amends the “Public School Code” and adds language to require all school districts to establish a Parent Involvement Program, Parent Involvement Policy and Parent Involvement Committee.
Currently, there are no state laws that require school districts to have a parental involvement program or policy, however, the federal No Child Left Behind Act requires school districts to adopt parent involvement programs and policies and to integrate such programming into the strategies and resources within school activities.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, students who have parents that are actively involved in their education have better test scores, better grades and improved long-term academic achievement. Parental involvement is also positively associated with higher attendance rates and lower suspension rates.
Because I believe that this legislation will help enrich the lives of the children in our Commonwealth, I hope that you will join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as HB377