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SACPIE has specific membership requirements and responsibilities (C.R.S. §§ 22 -7-303, 22-7-304 and 22-7-305, 2012).
SACPIE aligns its work with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships (PTA, 2008 ) which are as follows:
Standard 1 – Welcoming All Families into the School Community
Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.
Standard 2 – Communicating Effectively
Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3 – Supporting Student Success
Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Standard 4 – Speaking Up for Every Child
Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.
Standard 5 – Sharing Power
Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.
Standard 6 – Collaborating with the Community
Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.
(C.R.S. § 22-7-302 (5)(a)-(f), 2012)
The SACPIE membership has chosen to add the following additional standard to help guide its work:
Providing Professional Development and Pre-Service Training in Partnering with Families for Administrators and Teachers
Educators have knowledge and skills in reaching out to every family, creating meaningful partnerships focused on student success.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Colorado Department of Education or the Colorado State Board of Education.