Fund a district wide voluntary "Introduction to Home Visits" 3 hour training to certify 70 PCS teachers and staff to do Parent Teacher Home Visits.

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Bridging the Gap-One Home Visit at a Time

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Home Visit 
Sheila Kane 
Kali Davis 
Students Impacted:
July 24, 2017

0% Funded



Only $3,500.00 Needed



Fund a district wide voluntary "Introduction to Home Visits" 3 hour training to certify 70 PCS teachers and staff to do Parent Teacher Home Visits.  


What will be done with my students

Research shows that students do better when their family members are involved in their education! Home visits are considered a high impact family engagement and include the parent or other designated family member, the student, the classroom teacher and another school or district staff member. The concept is simple- key partners share dreams, expectations, experiences and tools to boost student academic and social success. A home visit is suggested each year in the fall and again in the spring, and they set the stage for continued communication throughout the year as a collaborating relationship is now built between the family and the school. Families know they are respected and listened to, students see the adults in their life supportive and accountable to each other and teachers know they have a partner in their mission. For additional information please visit  


Benefits to my students

In the Parent-Teacher Home Visit project philosophy, teachers and families come together in a unique setting, as equal partners, to build trust and form a relationship based on their mutual interest in the academic and developmental success of their student. Expected outcomes for students- increased attendance rates, increased academic success, decreased suspension rates, increase in applying for 2-4 year colleges. Research on the impact of Parent Teacher Home Visits can be found at in the Toolbox section. 


Describe the Students

Home visits are voluntary and offered to all students and their families at all levels.  


Budget Narrative

This is a unique inter-district/inter-agency collaboration! In conjunction with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), the US DOE-School Opportunity Grant (SIG) for the Campbell Park Community School, Pinellas County Public Schools (PCS) and the Alliance for Public Schools, certified trainers from the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project are being brought to the Tampa Bay area for 3 days of training workshops. One day is dedicated to HCPS, one day to the CPark Community School and one day for PCS district wide. The AFT is providing airfare and hotel, HCPS is funding one day, the SIG is funding the CPark day and funding is needed for the PCS district wide day.  



# Item Cost
1 District wide training for PCS instructional staff $3,500.00
  Total: $3,500.00

0% Funded



Only $3,500.00 Needed



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