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Solid Foundation is a web-based process that guides a school team through 10 efficient and effective steps to:

•Assess the school community’s strengths and areas for improvement (including a review of Title I requirements for parent involvement.)
•Develop a two-year plan
•Implement the plan with abundant resources
• Provides a School Team with a structured process to increase parent involvement.
• Provides purposeful parent engagement that is linked to student learning.
• Provides rubrics for evaluating district and school parent involvement policies.


Solid Foundation offers evidence-based strategies that improve partnerships designed to:

•Strengthen family-school connections
•Engage parents in children’s learning
•Improve student academic and social learning


The Solid Foundation process is directed by the principal and a school team (a school-based team that include the principal, educator and parent representatives.) Staff from the South Dakota Parent Information and Resource Center acts as an External Partner and assist in facilitating the process. Solid Foundation improves student learning and school success by empowering parents and creating effective educational partnerships between home and school! For more information and a consultation of how the SDPIRC can assist your school in building a Solid Foundation parent involvement plan call 800-219-6247 or 605-347-6260. The Solid Foundation website can be found at http://www.sdpirc.org .
Solid Foundations Program
Spring 2011