In 2007, Senate Bill 143 created the Advisory Council for Family Engagement. The Council works to facilitate parental involvement and family engagement by reviewing the policies of parental involvement adopted by the State Board and boards of trustees and working in collaboration with the Office of Parental Involvement and Family Engagement. They review effective practices carried out by school districts and other states to increase parental involvement and family engagement and determine the feasibility of carrying out those practices statewide in Nevada. The Council reviews information regarding communication with and participation of families in annual accountability reports from districts and charters and identifies methods to communicate effectively and provide outreach with parents, legal guardians, and families who may have limited time for engagement or are limited English proficient. Finally, the Council works to identify ways that parental involvement and family engagement affects the performance, attendance, and discipline of students.
The Council submits a report regarding their work and recommendations each odd-numbered year.