Family Engagement Manual

Updated 2017 Family Engagment Manual

Research shows that when schools and families work together, students have higher grades and test scores, stay in school longer and have higher graduation rates. Next Steps NH requires schools to facilitate family engagement. One effective way to engage parents is through the creation of of a Family Engagement Team. Most parents will welcome participating in an engagement team that ultimately leads to better preparation for life after high school for their children. When recruiting parents, emphasize that by participating they are contributing to a much larger perspective that can make a difference for students and families in the post-secondary process at the high school.

This Family Engagement Teams Guide leads you from initial concept to inviting parents to conducting the meetings. (PDF, 12 pages, 2017)