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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
The school treats families as valued partners in their child’s education and facilitates a sense of belonging in the school community.
Standard 2 – Communicating Effectively
The school supports staff to engage in proactive, timely, and two-way communication so that all families can easily understand and contribute to their child’s educational experience.
Standard 3 – Supporting Student Success
The school builds the capacity of families and educators to continuously collaborate to support students’ academic, social and emotional learning.
Standard 4 – Speaking Up for Every Child
The school affirms family and student expertise and advocacy so that all students are treated fairly and have access to relationships and opportunities that will support their success.
Standard 5 – Sharing Power
The school partners with families in decisions that affect children and families and together—and as a team, inform, influence and create policies, practices and programs.
Standard 6 – Collaborating with the Community
The school collaborates with community organizations and 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.