Family Engagement Matters

“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


Research shows that parental support is more important to school success than a student’s IQ, economic status, or school setting.  Family and parental involvement and engagement results in:

  • Higher grades & test scores
  • Better behaviors and more positive attitudes
  • Higher graduation rates
  • Better attendance at school


Family and Community Engagement Services (FACES) was created to assist with addressing the Superintendent’s commitment to the students and families of the Clark County School District. Through the Pledge of Achievement, the District shares their strategic vision with the community. Planning for the District’s strategic vision began when the Board of School Trustees appointed a new superintendent in the summer of 2013. Trustees gave Former Superintendent Skorkowsky the charge to stay the course for student success and to develop, with our community, the next level of strategy to ensure the success of our 316,000 students.


“Every student in every classroom, without exceptions, without excuses.” – Former Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky


The U.S Department of Education has created the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships for building greater support and capacity in schools, homes and communities so all students have the chance to succeed. It is through this framework that everyone can get ideas in how to bring their passion, talents, and energy to the forefront to help students and to make our schools stronger. Each of us can make a difference so that our children can have a strong start which leads them to college and career preparation.


For additional resources and tools please visit the U.S. Department of Education website.


The Clark County School District supports Family Engagement through our practices and policies.  To view the policy on Family Engagement (P-1140), please click HERE.



For more information, please click on our publications below:

Family Engagement Matters” Brochure

“Family Engagement Matters” Brochure (en Español)