School Family Community Partnerships

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Welcome to the School/Family/Community Partnerships Page

The Illinois PBIS Network recognizes and values the importance of authentic partnerships at all levels of school improvement. This site was developed to further support efforts to increase and improve school, family, and community partnerships (SFCP) at the school, district, and state levels.

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"Effectively and respectfully engaging parents in school contexts with empirically validated interventions can increase student success." (Tom Dishion, National PBIS Forum, October 2012)


“No matter what the demographics, students are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, graduate and go on to post-secondary education when schools and families partner”

(Karen Mapp, Family Involvement Equals Student Success No Matter Background, August 2006)


"When schools view parents as partners and engage them in decision-making processes, they realize higher levels of student achievement and greater public support." (DuFour & Eaker, 1998)

This webpage is designed to be used by family, community, school and district representatives and leaders. The links below provide information on: PBIS in the home, school, and community; tools for improving partnerships and using data; success stories; resources for families and schools; and upcoming meetings and events.

What Can You Find on this SFC Partnerships Webpage?

Underlined links are currently active, others will be available soon.

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The evidence is now beyond dispute.

When schools and families work together to support learning,

children tend to succeed not just in school,

but also throughout life.

Henderson and Berla, 1997

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If you have any questions or comments about this SFCP webpage, please email Patti Leppala-Bardell at

The Illinois PBIS Network is a component of ISTAC. The Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center (ISTAC) is the Illinois State Board of Education's model of integrated technical assistance for families and school districts. Each ISTAC project uses a coaching and support network model, focusing on building the capacity of districts through the implementation of evidence-based practices, utilizing data collection and analysis in support of data-based decision making.