Dr. Gregg Murphy, Regional Superintendent
Frank Petkunas, Assistant Superintendent
189 East Court Street Suite 600, Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: 815.937.2950 Fax: 815.937.2921

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Family Engagement trainings help the school district develop effective partnerships with families.

Family Engagement

Through Foundational Services, the I-KAN Regional Office of Education offers various training on Family Engagement. The goal of these trainings is to help build the capacity of school and district teams in developing effective partnerships with families linked to learning and healthy development. Participants earn CPDU’s for attending the trainings.

Why should districts participate in Family Engagement Training?

  • Well designed family engagement efforts can maximize school resources so that the greatest attention can be given to student learning.
  • Family engagement requirements are embedded throughout Title I, Title III, Title IV IDEA, and grants.
  • Title I provides the most guidance and funding for family engagement, however family engagement is embedded in a number of statues and appropriations in ESEA.
  • There is currently a lack of systemic opportunities for district and school staff to build their capacity to effectively engage families in partnerships that support student achievement and healthy development, and the improvement of schools.
  • 76% of respondents to a statewide family engagement survey indicated that they would like access to trainings and coaching on family engagement practices and resources.

Current trainings are scheduled on the I-KAN calendar under the “Workshops” tab. If you would like staff to come to your building and provide an on-site training, please contact Michelle Schiebling at 815-937-2950 or by email at mscheibling@i-kan.org.


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