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Family and Community Engagement

Department Contacts

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

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

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

Merle Barrera
District/Migrant Program Office Assistant
(509) 836-8748

Dora Barreras
Migrant Recruiter
(509) 836-8723
Cell (509) 643-1635

Claudia Nuñez Vazquez
Migrant Recruiter
(509) 836-8745
Cell (509) 831-9102

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

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.