The Board of Education (Board) affirms and assures the right of parents and legal guardians
of children being served in activities funded by Title I the opportunities to participate in
the planning, design and implementation of the Title I program and its activities.
- The Board shall involve parents in the joint development of a written parent involvement
policy that shall be incorporated into the school system's plan under section 6312 of the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The school system shall involve parents in
the process of school review and improvement under section 6316 through input received from
school level improvement committees, school council meetings with parent membership and through
input received from other parent meetings or written surveys. The school system shall also
establish expectations for parent involvement through written information distributed to
parents through system, school, and classroom newsletters, parent contracts, the local media,
as well as through school or system websites.
- The Board shall provide coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to
assist participating schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement
activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance through the
distribution of written information and resources and through meetings in or out of the school
involving appropriate personnel.
- The Board shall build the schools' and parents' capacity for strong parental involvement
through a variety of activities to include but not limited to
Providing information to parents in written form or through meetings on
topics such as the State's academic content standards, State and local student academic
achievement standards/assessments, and the requirements of parent involvement under the
Providing materials and training to help parents work with their
children and monitor their progress to improve their children's achievement.
Training educational staff on how to build ties between parents and the
Coordinating and integrating parent involvement strategies with Head
Start, Pre-K programs and other programs, to the extent feasible and appropriate by
communicating directly and indirectly with these agencies through verbal or written information
Sending information to parents in a format and, to the extent feasible,
in a language that parents can understand.
Providing reasonable support for parental involvement activities as
parents may request or as the school or system deems appropriate or necessary.
- The Board shall conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the
content and effectiveness of the parent involvement policy to determine whether there has been
increased participation and whether there are barriers to greater participation, particularly
by parents who are economically disadvantaged, disabled, have limited English proficiency, have
limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background. This data will be
obtained from parent, committee or school council meetings or through parent surveys.
- The Board, in conjunction with individual school activities, ,shall, to the extent
possible, implement the activities to meet the federal requirements under Title I, Part A, Sec.
6318. It shall encourage and support activities that allow the schools to effectively
involve parents, which places a positive impact on student success.
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indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this policy. Instead, they
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