This study examined how family involvement is initiated, implemented, and negotiated among Korean-American parents, administrators, and teachers in a U.S. public kindergarten. Multiple techniques including observations, informal interviews, and review of documents were utilized. The findings showed that Korean American families experienced difficulties and various barriers in their participation. Their lack of knowledge and unfamiliarity of the current school system often isolated and disadvantaged them in their interactions with the school personnel, and limited their involvement in the school. This study examines Korean American families` interactions with school personnel and involvement in conventional family-involvement activities. These activities consciously and/or unconsciously require specific mainstream knowledge, language, and culture. This unequal school practice privileging a specific culture and empowering the people with the culture has been maintained in this school. Such continuation of the conventional operation and the unbalanced power structure should be recognized and problematized in the school system.