KA ʻUMEKE KĀʻEO ʻOHANA AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/PARTNERSHIP
Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo is aligning with BOE POLICY 101-14 FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP and duly recognizes that a child’s growth and educational success are responsibilities and goals shared by Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo, ʻohana, and the community. Additionally, that a successful ʻohana engagement program depends on the establishment of a broad array of informed partnerships among stakeholders that address the strengths and needs of all haumāna.
Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo supports the development of a culture characterized by practices and programs that build and sustain positive and engaged relationships with ʻohana and communities. Our efforts are focused on:
- Building the capacity of staff and ʻohana to engage in partnerships;
- Connecting ʻohana to the teaching and learning goals for all haumāna;
- Partnering with ʻohana to support haumāna learning and healthy development both at home and at school;
- Empowering ʻohana to be advocates for their own and other haumāna, to ensure that haumāna are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success;
- Expanding learning opportunities to connect ʻohana and haumāna to community service, and civic participation;
- Ensuring ʻohana engagement is included in our strategic plan;
- Assigning formal responsibility, accountability and necessary authority for engagement/partnership implementation to appropriate school staff;
- Providing adequate and appropriate time, resources and opportunities to include ʻohana in the design, implementation, evaluation and oversight of all relevant programs and services;
- Utilizing Hawaiian culture and national evidence-based best practices for including and communicating with ʻohana;
- Meeting federal ʻohana engagement partnerships, evaluation, and reporting requirements.