Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - NLU Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Elizabeth Minor


This policy advocacy document serves as a tool for increasing parent involvement in schools that will promote the success of our students. The research completed involved board policies and Illinois school code that details the requirements for schools that receive federal funding to include the family group to strengthen connections. The results of this policy implementation will detail opportunities that a school district must provide to engage the families in the learning environment to form a partnership focused on students’ successes.