Family Engagement & Community Engagement
This Title III, Part A: Increasing and Strengthening Family Engagement & Community Engagement resource details how Title III, Part A-funded local educational agencies (LEAs) and ESCs (Fiscal Agents) are required to provide supplemental parent outreach training and activities, family outreach and training and family literacy services, and community participation programs to English learners (ELs), immigrant students, and their families.
Title III, Part A, Section 3115 (a) and (c)(3)(A)(B) requires engagement activities for parents, family, and community. This resource tool outlines best practices for:
• Family Engagement Activities; and
• Community Engagement Activities
SEC. 3115. [20 U.S.C. 6825] SUBGRANTS TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES.
(a) PURPOSES OF SUBGRANTS.—A State educational agency may make a subgrant to an eligible entity from funds received by the agency under this subpart only if the entity agrees to expend the funds to improve the education of English learners by assisting the children to learn English and meet the challenging State academic standards. In carrying out activities with such funds, the eligible entity shall use effective approaches and methodologies for teaching English learners and immigrant children and youth
(c) REQUIRED SUBGRANTEE ACTIVITIES. An eligible entity receiving funds under section 3114(a) shall use the funds—
(3) to provide and implement other effective activities and strategies that enhance or supplement language instruction educational programs for English learners, which—
(A) shall include parent, family, and community engagement activities; and
(B) may include strategies that serve to coordinate and align related programs.
NOTE: For information on the required subgrantee activities for (c) (1) and (c) (2), click on the document titled Clarifying Title III LEA Required Activities Under ESSA.
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