Family and Community Engagement

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“Raising the next generation is a shared responsibility. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits.”
-U.S. Department of Education


NDE-ESU Family Community Engagement Input Sessions are now scheduled

    • ESU 16, North Platte, March 27 2019, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • ESU 10, Kearney, April 17, 2019, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Lincoln – Writing Team Meeting, RESCHEDULED for July 19, 2019, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • ESU 9, Hastings, RESCHEDULED for August 22, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • ESU 8, Neligh, September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • ESU 5, Beatrice, September 19, 2019, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Register for Input Sessions

Meeting Information

For more information, contact Kim Larson, kim.larson@nebraska.gov.


The Nebraska Department of Education identified family engagement as an essential area of focus in its new Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT) within the tenant of Student Success and Access.

Engaging families and communities as partners with schools is essential, as the evidence is clear: partnerships contribute to children and youth’s academic and social success. Current family and community engagement research, websites, and promising practices are available via the links below.

Information for Educators

Information for Families

Community Partnerships

Family InvolvementResearch

Updated November 12, 2019 8:51am