The department of education shall encourage, seek out, and publicize to the general public and the school districts of this state, innovative and exemplary school-parent and school-business partnerships. The board of education of a district involved in such a partnership shall cooperate with the department by providing information about the partnership. As used in this section:
(A) "School-parent partnership" means a program that actively involves parents of students in the decision-making process of the school district or individual schools within the district;
(B) "School-business partnership" means a program in this state in which businesses, labor organizations, associations, foundations, or other persons, assist local schools in preparing children for employment or higher education, and may include programs involving work experience, mentoring, tutoring, incentive grants, or the use of corporate facilities and equipment.
Effective Date: 10-02-1989 .