Our Mission Statement

Building Relationships and Partnerships to Support Student Achievement

Family & Community Engagement Definition:

"Springfield Public School District defines Family and Community Engagement as school, family & community partnerships built on trust and meaningful communication that creates strong academic support systems for all students."

Glossary of Education Terms

An online resource that describes widely used school-improvement terms, concepts, and strategies for journalists, parents, and community members.

District 186 Shared F.A.C.E. Beliefs

In order to support all students' achievement, we believe:
* All Parents Have Dreams for Their Children and Want the Best for Them
* All Parents Have the Capacity to Support Their Children’s Learning
* Parents and School Staff Should Be Equal Partners
* The Responsibility for Building Partnerships Between School and Home Rests Primarily with School Staff, Especially School Leaders

* 'Beyond the Bake Sale' by Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian R. Johnson, and Don Davies

par·ent [pair-uhnt, par-]

1. a father or a mother.
2. an ancestor, precursor, or progenitor.
3. a source, origin, or cause.
4. a protector or guardian.


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Peggy Cormeny
F.A.C.E. Coordinator

1900 W. Monroe
download Partners in Education: The Dual Capacity Framework

For schools and districts across the U.S., family engagement is rapidly shifting from a low-priority recommendation to an integral part of education reform efforts. Read more about the importance of jointly building home-school partnerships.

Our dream...

District 186 is responsible for sustaining and increasing Family & Community Engagement within the district and community.

What might a family & community friendly school look like?

What does F.A.C.E. mean to you?

Words from participants at Face 2 F.A.C.E. Leadership meeting.