69 ARRAN RD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 - PHONE: 850-926-0065 - FAX: 850-926-0123

Parent and Family Engagement

Working Together

Title I schools work with families as detailed in the following documents:

  • School Improvement Plans 
  • Parent and Family Engagement Plans
  • Parent-Student Teacher Compacts
Parent and Family Engagement

Over 30 years of research has proven:
"When parents talk to their children about school, expect them to do well, help them plan for college or a career, and make sure the out-of-school activities are constructive, their children tend to do well in school and life."

 -Florida Department of Education Bureau of Family and Community Outreach

Your involvement is the key to your child’s success!

You have the ability to influence your child’s education more than any teacher or school.

Get to know your school & communicate with teachers.
  • Share information about your child’s interests and abilities with teachers
  • Ask to see progress reports on your child and the school
  • Attend school events
  • Visit the classroom
  • Volunteer at the school
  • Keep teachers informed
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences

Parents Right to Know
The Parents Right to Know is distributed to the parents or guardians of students attending Title I schools. Parents can be assured that they will be informed of their child’s level of achievement on Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) and other assessments throughout the school year. Please read below about your rights to know concerning the qualifications of teachers.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1112(e) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum, the following:

(i) Whether the student’s teacher—
(I) has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
(II) is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
(III) is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
(ii) Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
(B) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.—In addition to the information that parents may request under subparagraph
(A), a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent of a child who is a student in such school, with respect to such student—
(i) information on the level of achievement and academic growth of the student, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments required under this part; and
(ii) timely notice that the student has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

Parents may request:

Whether a teacher is state certified.
Whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status.
The bachelor’s degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree major or certification.
Whether a child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
The process for requesting information:
Parents, guardians, or the general public may make request, either in writing or verbally, directly to the school or district office.

The process for providing information:
Upon receipt of either a verbal or written request, the information will be provided in a timely manner.
Requested information will be provided in the same manner in which it was received, i.e. email or letter.
What is Family Engagement?

“Family engagement refers to the systematic inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children’s development, learning, and wellness, including in the planning, development, and evaluation of such activities, programs, and systems.” – U.S. Dept. of Education, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Policy Statement On Family Engagement From The Early Years To The Early Grades, 2016
Parent - Teacher - Student Compacts
The parent-student-teacher compact is a written agreement…
  • That describes how parents and families, school staff, and students share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.
  • That stresses the importance of frequent communication between school and home.
  • That affirms the importance of parents and families in decisions relating to the education of their children.
Wakulla County Schools
69 Arran Road,
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Contact Us
Phone: 850-926-0065
Fax: 850-926-0123
The School Board of Wakulla County, Florida does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information for applicants and employees, or any other reason prohibited by Federal and State law regarding non-discrimination. See 34 C.F.R. 100.6(d); 34 C.F.R. 106.9; 34 C.F.R. 110.25. In addition, the School Board provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. See 34 C.F.R. 108.9. Disabled individuals needing reasonable accommodations to participate in and enjoy the benefits of services, programs, and activities of the School Board are required in advance to notify the administrator at the school/center at which the event or service is offered to request reasonable accommodation. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to any opportunity or event associated with Wakulla County Schools. The designated Equity Coordinator, Title IX and Section 504 Compliance Coordinator as required by 34 C.F.R. 100.6(d) is Lori Sandgren Director of Human Resources, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327; 850.926.0065; Lori.Sandgren@wcsb.us