Parents,

During the 2013 Legislative Session, Texas legislators passed House Bill 5 (TEC 39.0545) statute which added a new component to the state accountability system. This statute requires school districts to do a local evaluation that is referred to as the community engagement component. The community engagement requirement is an opportunity for districts to showcase areas of excellence and success as well as recognize areas in need of improvement and set future goals valued in the community. Mabank ISD will use criteria written and developed by district committees.

The statute provides nine factors for which the district and each campus must be evaluated:
1. Fine arts
2. Wellness and physical education
3. Community and parental involvement
4. 21st century workforce development program
5. 2nd language acquisition program
6. Digital learning environment
7. Dropout prevention strategies
8. Educational programs for GT students
9. Compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements.

With the 2015-2016 school year in mind, please take a moment to answer this brief survey regarding parental engagement. This information will be used to complete one section of the Community and Parental Involvement Diagnostic.

The district and campus performance ratings must be reported annually to TEA and made available to the public in August of each year beginning with the 2013-14 school year. This information will be shared on the district and campus websites.

Thank you for participating in this survey!

* 1. Where does your child attend school?

* 2. How often do you meet in person with teachers at your child's school? (For example: Open House, Meet the Teacher Night, etc...)

* 3. How frequently have you been involved with PTA or other parent group activities at your child's school?

* 4. In the past year, how often have you discussed your child’s school with other parents from the school?

* 5. How often have you visited your child’s school during regular school hours?

* 6. How often do you attend school related activities outside regular school hours?

* 7. How involved have you been in fundraising efforts at your child’s school? (For example: PTA, academic, booster clubs, etc.)

* 8. How often do you volunteer for your child’s school, either at school or home? (For example: PTA, academic, booster clubs, etc.)

* 9. How often do you discuss school work, academic progress, and school related activities with your child?

* 10. How often do you visit online to review your child’s progress, attendance, and view teacher posted material?

* 11. How often do you read newsletters and other materials that are provided by your child’s school?

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