The School District of Philadelphia recognizes that a child’s education is a responsibility that is shared by parents, families, schools, and the community during the entire period the child is enrolled in school. Creating positive, home, school, and community partnerships is essential to carrying out the shared responsibility necessary to improve schools and reinforce the importance of academic achievement.


The Parent and Family Engagement Policy is being adopted in order to:

  1. Support and secure strong effective partnerships among parents, families, schools and the  community that serves to improve academic quality and student performance;
  2. Provide the coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist schools in  planning and implementing effective family engagement activities to improve student academic  achievement and school performance; and
  3. Comply with Title I, Part A requirements regarding the establishment of a parent and family engagement policy according to Section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

General Expectations:

The School District of Philadelphia is committed to fostering and promoting family engagement, and strives to maximize engagement by implementing programs, activities and, procedures that emphasize effective family-school-community partnership and shared responsibility for high academic achievement and student success.

Parent and Family Engagement Policy Feedback

Help To Improve Our Policy

The School District of Philadelphia is providing an opportunity to gather ongoing, online feedback about the policy.

  • Policy 918 Summary

    Review our 2-page summary of policy 918. Get all the main points in an easy to digest format.

  • Read the Policy

    Please take the time to review the current Parent and Family Engagement Policy. Please read the policy in it's entirety, taking the time to make note of any sections you would like to see changed or removed. As you read the policy, please also keep in mind any sections you feel should be added.

  • Take the Survey

    After reading the current Parent and Family Engagement Policy, please take the time to provide your feedback. A short survey has been created to capture your thoughts and suggestions. Thank You for your efforts in helping the District keep its policy updated.