• Family and Community Engagement

    Our Department’s purpose is to support our parents/family and community to act as full partners in making school decisions that affect children and families. When schools, families and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. The basis for assessing the degree of parental/family and/or community engagement will be all six standards of the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships (to view the six standards visit http://www.pta.org/nationalstandards). 

    The F&CE includes many important programs such as Homeless Support, Migrant Education, Family Resource Center and Foster Care Support.  For more detailed information on each program click the link on the left of the page.

    Homeless Support Program

    Program information, qualification and services for families/students experiencing homelessness, including links to national, state and local resources. 

    Migrant Education Program

    The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma.

    Family Resource Center

    Provides community resources that support students and parents with academic and social needs.

    Foster Care Support

    Works with appropriate state and local agencies to provide support to students in foster care that are enrolled or seeking to enroll in the district.


  • Lorenzo Garza
    Director of Family and Community Engagement
    (509) 836-8716

    Noe Sanchez
    Administrative Assistant/Family and Community Engagement
    (509) 836-8721

    Dora Barreras
    Migrant Recruiter
    (509) 836-8723

    Amanda Ramos
    Administrative Assistant/McKinney Vento Liason
    (509) 836-8729 Cell (509) 840-4853

    Maria Zuniga-Lopez
    Migrant Recruiter
    (509) 836-8745