Family Engagement


OCPS provides workshops and learning events to parents and families on ways to effectively engage in their children’s education in order for all students to achieve at the highest academic level. This is accomplished through districtwide events such as the OCPS Parent Academy and OCPS Virtual Parent Academy, as well as a host of offerings by schools. In addition, many Title I schools have a parent resource center and a Parent Engagement Liaison in the elementary setting and a Secondary Engagement Liaison in the secondary setting to support student achievement through parent engagement strategies. Please call your child’s school office for more information about programs that serve your school.

Title I Parent and Family Engagement

Title I activities place a strong emphasis on providing workshops for parents to support them as their child(ren)’s first and most important teachers. The OCPS Parent Engagement District Advisory Council (PEDAC) serves as the collective voice of Title I parents and families throughout OCPS. PEDAC meets four times per year and focuses on developing partnerships among parents and families, teachers, administrators and community leaders, in addition to creating and evaluating the OCPS Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy and Plan and Title I application.