Posted: Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:20am Updated: Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:03pm

 

The purpose of the program is to focus on addressing the academic, physical, emotional and social needs of students while providing the needed resources and fostering the active involvement of their families through schools and the community. It is a State recognition program for schools that excel in the involvement of families and communities in their children’s education. Schools may voluntarily request an assessment from the Indiana Department of Education for the purpose of evaluating and improving family and community engagement in the school.

TIMELINE for SY 2017-2018
Dates Events
February 24, 2017 Deadline for New Applicant submission requirements of initial application, family surveys, building leadership surveys, students surveys, staff surveys, and evidentiary binder
March 31, 2017 Deadline for Renewal School submission requirements of Family Friendly Schools renewal verification letter, family surveys, building leadership surveys, student surveys, staff surveys, and at least one piece of evidence for each Family Friendly standard located on the assessment tool
April 28, 2017 Deadline for Redesignation Applicant submission requirements of Family Friendly Schools renewal verification letter, family surveys, building leadership surveys, student surveys, staff surveys, and at least two pieces of evidence for each Family Friendly standard located on the assessment tool
May 2017 Family Friendly School Visits 
May 26, 2017 Family Friendly School Designations Announced: Certificates Sent to Schools
Document Survey Form/File
Family Friendly Schools Application  PDF
DOE Family Friendly Family Survey FAMILY SURVEY
DOE Family Friendly School Building Leadership Survey LEADER SURVEY
DOE Family Friendly Student Survey STUDENT SURVEY
DOE Family Friendly School Staff Survey STAFF SURVEY
DOE Family Friendly School Handbook PDF
Best Practices for Parent Involvement in Schools - Indiana Word  | PDF
Family Friendly Schools Assessment Tool PDF

For questions/comments, please contact familyfriendlyschool@doe.in.gov