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Federal Way School District Family Partnership Office

FWPS/Family Partnership Office
31405 18th Ave. S
Federal Way, WA 98003
http://www.fwps.org/info/family/

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Contact Information:
Mrs. Trise Moore
Family Partnership Advocate
253.945.2273
tmoore@fwps.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

All Ages

Suburban

Clusters/Groups
Grade Level

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

The Family & Community Partnership Office of the Federal Way School District was established to give family members more district, school and state level opportunities to partner, support, design and help monitor the effectiveness of the district's efforts to raise student achievement through a community-based asset model/ shared responsibility approach. More specifically, the department helps schools, community members, students and families engage in action-oriented dialogue and follow-through that will promote practices, programs and attitudes that will create gains in student achievement levels. The department coordinates quarterly community partnership meetings with the Superintendent and a variety of stakeholders to make sure that the program remains connected to it's objectives and maintains a family/school partnership focus for student achievement.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Adult Education, Bi-lingual/ESL, Community Collaboration, Early Childhood Education, Family/Parental Involvement, Mentoring/Tutoring

Starting Date: 2003
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • High-risk peer group

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • High family mobility
  • Low education level of parents
  • Not living with both natural parents
  • Low contact with school

School factors

  • Limited resources: expenditures per student/ teacher salaries/ student-teacher ratios
  • Race/ethnicity
  • School policies and practices
  • Student engagement

Community factors

  • Youth social attitudes

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Good relationships with parents, peers, and teachers
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Independence

  • Positive/resilient temperament

Competence

  • Social competencies
  • Self efficacy

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self
  • Optimistic

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is less than $25,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

School Districts
Foundations

Teachers
Volunteers
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Media/CD/DVD
Instructional Texts/Manuals

Highline Community College, Governor's Executive Director's Commission on Ethnic Affairs, Head Start, ECEAP, Title I, Faith-based Organizations, School Principals, City's Department of Human Services

Evaluation Information:

The district's Family & Community Partnership Office has increased the number of community partnership programs and leadership opportunities for families that have been typically underrepresented in many levels of the education system. The department has contributed to a 35% increase in the number of family/community members connected to School Board leadership roles and parent leadership training and state level activities.

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at school/district level

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