TITLE I Parental Involvement Policy
Port Reading School 9
Title I regulations require that each school served under Title I jointly develop with and distribute to parents of participating children, a written involvement policy agreed on by the parents that describes the requirements of SEC. 1118. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT (c) through (f) as listed below and outlined in the Title I law:
C. POLICY INVOLVEMENT- Each school served under this part shall —
(1)Convene an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to inform parents of their school's participation under this part and to explain the requirements of this part, and the right of the parents to be involved;
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(2)Offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide, with funds provided under this part, transportation, child care, or home visits, as such services relate to parental involvement;
Different meetings throughout the year are scheduled at different times to allow people to make at least one.
(3)Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under this part, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parental involvement policy;
Discuss and review plan at annual meeting as well as meetings throughout the year so that amendments can be made as needed.
(4)Provide parents of participating children —
(A)timely information about programs under this part;
Information is given to parents at the opening meeting. If parents are not present, the information will be sent home via the student. The ASI teacher will follow up with any parents that don’t either hand back forms or attend meeting.
(B)a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet;
The curriculum is made available by the district on the district website. The forms of academic assessment are explained by the classroom teacher, as well as the expected proficiency levels. Report cards will also demonstrate this four times a year.
(C)if requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible;
A meeting could be scheduled once the request is received by the teacher.
D. SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT- As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy, each school shall jointly develop with parents for all children served under this part a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.
*All parties will monitor student achievement in the classroom using Genesis gradebook.
*Teachers will facilitate participation in class, completion of all work assignments and encourage all students to work to the best of their ability.
*Parents will encourage students to complete all tasks assigned outside of the classroom, as well as monitor the student’s attendance and tardiness rate.
*Students will work to the best of their ability to meet all guidelines set by the teacher and the parent. Students will make every effort to come to school on a daily basis on time and prepared to learn.
E. BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT- To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, each school and local educational agency assisted under this part —
(1)Shall provide assistance to parents of children served by the school or local educational agency, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the State's academic content standards and State student academic achievement standards, State and local academic assessments, the requirements of this part, and how to monitor a child's progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children;
*Teachers will discuss all topics at Open House, as well as during any conferences held throughout the year.
(2)Shall provide materials and training to help parents to work with their children to improve their children's achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement;
*School and district will invite all Title 1A families to various Family Night learning experiences held throughout the year. Technology instructional handouts and materials are given to all parents at the beginning of the year.
(3)Shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school;
*Discuss ideas during Annual meetings, Title 1A family nights, PTO meetings and other meetings held. Professional development may also be given to the staff, if applicable.
(4)Shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand;
*Information is distributed either via email or sent home with the student. If a parent needs a translation, they let the school know and we will accommodate.
(5)May provide necessary literacy training from funds received under this part if the local educational agency has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for such training;
*Send staff for professional development as needed or as funds may allow.
(6)May arrange school meetings at a variety of times between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, in order to maximize parental involvement and participation;
- *Parents can set up a time with the teacher if necessary.
(7)May adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement;
- *Continue to research new ideas about parent involvement.
(8)Shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under this section as parents may request.
*Support given as needed and requested.
F. ACCESSIBILITY– In carrying out the parental involvement requirements of this part, districts and schools, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with children with limited English proficiency, parents with children with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language such parents can understand.
*Translate materials as needed.
*Provide a translator if available.
*Vary times and dates of meetings.