Family and Community Engagement
The Mission of the public education system of Texas is to ensure that all children have access to a quality education that enables them to achieve their potential and fully participate now and in the future in the social, economic, and educational opportunities of our state and nation. It is further grounded on the conviction that a successful public education system is directly related to a strong, dedicated and supportive family and that parental involvement on the campus is essential for the maximum educational achievement of a child.
The Vision for the Texas system of support is that parents, families, educators, and community members work together as full partners, hold themselves mutually accountable, and have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in improving achievement for all students.
Family and Community Engagement Symposium

Please join us for the Family and Community Engagement Symposium, scheduled January 30, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. This symposium provides parents, educators and administrators with information that promotes student success through parent involvement.

Some sessions will be provided in Spanish.

Sessions include topics such as:

home/school relationships

successful parental involvement development

social issues our children encounter

This year’s keynote speaker will be Roy Juarez. Mr. Juarez was born and raised in San Antonio. He faced situations and obstacles that could have turned him into a negative statistic, but he found a way to overcome those challenges. At the age of fourteen, Juarez was a high school drop-out and one of the hundreds of homeless youth on the streets of San Antonio. He carried with him only a duffle bag of personal items that he called a home. He moved from house to house to survive. Juarez founded America’s Business Leaders – a human development company in 2005 when he was just a freshman at Hardin-Simmons University. With a dream to inspire youth and reunite families Juarez began sharing his turbulent history to touch the lives of youth, educators, and parents.

The registration fee is $10 and space is limited. Please be aware, the billing contact identified in the registration form will be charged for anyone from your district who registered. Cancellations will not be allowed, but substitutions will be allowed.

Memories of the 2013-2014 Family and Community Engagement Symposium
The 2013-2014 symposium boasted participation from 233 parents and 142 district staff from across the region. Thanks to all those who participated. We hope to see you again for the 2014-2015 symposium.

Please click here to see pictures of last year's participation.

Alex Dominguez
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