INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education announced today the 2018-2019 Family Friendly Schools. The Family Friendly Schools designation recognizes schools excelling in the involvement of families and communities in their children’s education.
“Great teachers, engaged families, and an involved community create the necessary environment for our children to be successful,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am proud to recognize these Family Friendly Schools for creating such a positive environment for their students and communities.”
Launched in 2015, the Family Friendly Schools designation focuses 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. The program recognizes and honors schools that welcome all families into the school community, communicate effectively, support student success, speak up for every child, share power, and collaborate with the community.
For more information on the Family Friendly Schools designation, including a complete list of recognized schools, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/school-improvement/family-friendly-schools-program.