State lawmakers want to help parents find out whether their child’s school is family friendly. Legislation unanimously approved by a House committee Tuesday aims to increase parental involvement in education.
Legislation authored by Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, would direct the Department of Education to develop the “Family Friendly School Designation.” It would allow schools to apply to the state agency for the title that signals a strong level of family and parental involvement in student education.
The Department of Education would develop the exact guidelines for what makes a school family friendly. Rogers says that could include teachers who help parents understand the best ways to help their children with homework.