Parent and Community Engagement

At each of the Expect More Tehama Summits, the need for increased parent involvement has been a single reoccurring theme. We’ve learned that involvement has several meanings. From support at home to engaging with teachers to participating in school events and activities, there are many ways parents (and the community) can be involved in education.

Fran Hjalmarson, School Counselor for Turn Around Schools, is the author of dif-fer-en-ti-ated Parent Support: Engaging Parents in Unique Ways to Increase Their Involvement in School. Fran listed the following as areas of parent involvement.

Parent Support Parent Engagement Parent Participation
Conversations about school
Set reasonable expectations
Establish routines
Support homework
Limits on TV and videos
Establish Relationship
Communicate with school
Model behavior that matches school rules
Model value of education and work
Support college readiness
Attend school events
Volunteer at school
Participate in school committees
Help with school decisions
Participate in community activities


Providing the resources for strong, meaningful and sustainable parent involvement in schools based on support, interaction and engagement.

  • Parent Forums at Schools
  • Workshops and Guest Speakers
  • Marketing and Communication Support to Parent Organizations
  • Proactive messaging