Family & Community Engagement

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Family and Community Engagement

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 414
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-522-6225
Fax: 405-522-2269

Welcome to Family and Community Engagement!

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is committed to strengthening and increasing family and community engagement to support student learning. The Office of Family and Community Engagement provides guidance, resources and technical assistance for families, schools, and communities as they work together to build meaningful partnerships that promote student success. We know these partnerships ultimately lead to significant gains in student achievement.



Leadership Institute

October 19 - 20
Baltimore, Maryland
This two-day intensive workshop prepares district and organization Leaders for Partnerships to guide schools in building sustainable, goal-linked programs of school, family, and community partnerships.  The Leadership Institute also welcomes state leaders who will prepare district leaders to strengthen goal-linked partnership programs at the district and school levels.

Parent Teacher Home Visits National Gathering

October 26 - 28
Sacramento, CA
It’s time to register and tell your colleagues about this dynamic peer-led conference on Parent Teacher Home Visits.


Our Core Beliefs

Henderson, Mapp, Johnson, and Davies identify four core beliefs that serve as the foundation for working with families to build authentic partnerships. Our goal is to provide resources and supports for families, for schools and for communities that embrace and demonstrate these foundational beliefs.

Core Belief  1

All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them.

Core Belief  2

All parents have the capacity to support their children’s learning.

Core Belief  3

Parents and school staff should be equal partners.

Core Belief  4

The responsibility for building partnerships between school and home rests primarily with school staff, especially school leaders.


Last updated on December 8, 2017