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    Family Partnerships at Seattle Public Schools

    Family Partnerships is a capacity building department whose purpose is to is to support the district and schools to effectively build strong family partnerships and advocacy to improve student success and school culture through 3 key bodies of work: coaching, consulting, and professional development.

    We work to serve:

    • Parent and Family Groups
    • School Leaders
    • Community Groups
    • Community-based Organizations
    • District Staff

    Through the combined work drawn from the 2017 landscape analysis, the 2018 Family Engagement Task Force, and district policies, we rest our work on the foundation of four pillars.

    Four Pillars of Family Engagement

    • Share Power and Responsibility
    • Facilitating Positive Interactions
    • Welcoming Environments
    • Two-Way Communication

    Read more about Four Pillars of Family Engagement.
    4 Pillars Updated

    Family engagement work is done through the Dual Capacity Building Framework and Seattle Public Schools' 6 standards of family engagement. To find out more about this work, please visit our family engagement pillars page