Parent participation is an essential component to academic growth and achievement. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015 considers parent participation so pivotal that sixteen different types of meetings are needed based on the law. In this guide, we discuss best practices for raising participation in parent meetings, and review the components of an effective meeting notification.

In this free, downloadable guide, Dr. David Holbrook, Executive Director of Federal Programs at TransACT advises administrators on the components of a strong parent participation form. You will learn:

  1. When to send parent participation forms
  2. Services that the school or district can provide to help increase parent attendance
  3. How an organized parent response section can help your district provide services
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“TransACT translated document library has been a tremendous resource for language access and parent communication in our school system. Specifically, the availability of communiqués in less commonly represented languages has been pivotal to support outreach and engagement. School staff frequently commented positively on the accessibility and applicability of the translated documents and forms.”

Jennifer Love
Parent Involvement Specialist,  Prince George’s County

“As a small district, we have relied on Transact to provide program specific (Title I and Title III/ESOL) communication for our families. Having access to required documents in several languages allows us to better communicate important information to support our non-English speaking families.”


Tammy Yorke
Coordinator of Federal Programs and Charter School Liaison Flagler County Public Schools