Using the Toolkit

Family & Community Engagement: The Four Phases

-Creating the Profile

-Setting the Goals

-Planning to Improve

-Implementing the Plan


-Guiding Questions

-Program Requirements (PDF)
-Targeting Areas of Low
-Community Involvement Strategies
Research Articles
- Administrator Days' presentation material 2013
Administrator Days' presentation material 2014
- Beyond the Bake Sale

Topic Guides for CIP Plans

Equity and Diversity

Family & Community Engagement

Instructional Strategies

Nebraska Literacy Plan

PreK-12 Curriculum Alignment

Special Education: Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD)


Improvement Plan Requirements


Early Childhood

The Nebraska Framework:
A Handbook for Continuous Improvement in Nebraska Schools

Nebraska Statewide Assessment (NeSA)

Professional Development, Data Resources, and Links

Rule 10

State of the Schools Report

Nebraska Department of Education

US Department of Education


Contact Us

Community Involvement

One facet of School Leadership is to encourage not only family involvement, but also community involvement for the betterment of the students. To aid in the understanding of the school-community relationship, students in the EDAD 903 Community Relations class at UNL was to complete a Community Involvement project.  Below are a few of the projects from students in this class. The hope is that this resource will grow over time and give schools around the state of Nebraska ideas to encourage involvement in their community.  If you have projects that you would be willing to share, please contact Beth Zillig at beth.zillig@nebraska.gov.


Business-School Partnership, Kristin Fangmeyer

Business-School Partnerhsip Brochure, Kristin Fangmeyer

Community Art Camp (video), Jessica Rice

Summer Camp Partnership (video), Terri Nelson


Community Golf Outreach, Lloyd McIntyre

Job Shadowing Handbook, Pam Linke


Book Drive (video), Kandace Garwood

Summer Pre-Kindergarten get-togethers, Jaimie Cogua


Nebraska Department of Education, 2010