The Texas Education Agency (TEA) believes that meaningful partnerships between schools, families, and communities are the foundation of effective schools and critical to a child’s educational well-being. It is further grounded in the belief 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 achievement for all students.
Families, community members, and educators work together in an equal and respectful partnership to create and provide effective, systemwide support for student learning and development from early childhood into college, a career, or the military.
To promote student success, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), with assistance from the TEA and Education Service Centers (ESCs), will align mission, goals and values and utilize available resources to engage, empower, and support families of all backgrounds as they learn to navigate the educational system. A positive school culture requires proactive and responsive student support services and involved families and community.
SAISD superintendent,Todd White, and Santa Anna parent, Mayra Borel, will serve on a 22 person State Parent & Family Engagement Council that includes the Laredo, Klein, Irving, and Gruver school distircts.
Parent, Mayra Borel, Superintendent, Todd White, ESC 15 Parent Engagement Specialist, Monica Diaz