P16 Community Engagement Council Training

The Office of School Improvement is pleased to announce two (2) half-day trainings on  Building Effective P16 Community Engagement Councils for schools designated as D or F for the 2018-2019 school year.  Day one of the training is for schools/districts new to the process or in the beginning stages of implementation.  This session will provide participants with the purpose and guidelines for establishing a community engagement council.  Day two of the training is for schools that are farther along with the implementation of this process and that are seeking to explore strategies on effective communication and establishing group cohesion, which makes collaboration and group meetings more effective.  Participants will also gain knowledge on building internal capacity for planning and holding effective and focused meetings.  Districts are asked to select one individual, directly responsible for guiding their schools/district in the implementation of P16 Councils to attend this training session.

The establishment of P16 Councils is required by MS Code 37-18-5(4) and Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards ( Process Standard 12).

  1. There is an organized system to encourage community involvement, parental communication, and business partnerships in school district decision-making. {MS Code § 37-7-337} (Districts meeting the Highest Levels of Performance are exempted.)

 12.1 A school district that has been designated as Failing (F) as defined by the State Board of Education shall establish a community-based pre-kindergarten through higher education (P-16) council. {MS Code § 37-18-5(4)}

 12.2 A district and/or a school designated as a D or F shall establish a community-based pre-kindergarten through higher education (P-16) council.

Training Dates and Location:

Day 1 (Building Effective P16 Community Engagement Councils)

October 23, 2018

Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University
1230 Raymond Road
Jackson, MS  39204

Day 2 (Sustaining Effective P16 Community Engagement Councils)

October 25, 2018

Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University
1230 Raymond Road
Jackson, MS  39204

To register for one or both trainings, please click GoSignMeUp Registration.  You will be directed to the MDE online registration portal.