Posted: Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:20am Updated: Mon, 11/05/2018 - 7:47am


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.

The application for Family Friendly Schools has now closed as of August 1 according to the administrative rule.

512 IAC 5-4-1 Application process
Authority: IC 20-19-6.2-2
Affected: IC 20-19-6.2
Sec. 1. (a) A school may voluntarily request from the department an assessment for the purpose of evaluating and improving family engagement in the school.
(b) The principal of a school that wishes to be designated as a family friendly school shall submit to the department an application for assessment no later than August 1 of each year in order to be evaluated and receive a designation level. Applications received after this date will not be considered until the next review cycle in the subsequent school year.

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

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