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Title I Parent Involvement Responsibilities Policy

Parent Involvement Policy

The school will have a parent involvement policy which is developed with parents of participating children and distributed to parents of participating children. This parent involvement policy describes how parents can become involved in the school.

Annual Parent Meeting

The school will hold an annual parent meeting at which time the Title I program, student selection procedures, and the Title I requirements including the rights of parents to be involved are explained. Parents are to be involved in an organized, ongoing, and timely way in planning, reviewing, and improving the Title I program.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings

The Title I teacher(s) and school principal will offer regularly scheduled meetings to provide parents of participating children opportunities to develop suggestions, to share experiences with other parents of participating children, and assist in decisions relating to the education of their children. Flexible times for meetings will be arranged to allow parents of participating children opportunities to receive assistance in reviewing and making suggestions for the Title I program. Parents will receive timely information about the school performance profile, their child's assessment results, and test interpretation. Parents are to receive a description and explanations about the school curriculum, types of assessments used to measure progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.

School-Parent Compact

The Title I teacher(s) and school principal will assist parents of participating children in the development of a School-Parent Compact which describes how the school will provide a quality curriculum and high level of instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enable the children served to meet the State's student performance standard. The compact will describe the ways parents will support their child's learning, such as monitoring television watching, attendance, and homework completion; volunteering in their child's classroom; and participating as appropriate in decisions relating to the education of their children and positive use of extracurricular time. In addition, this compact will address the importance of communication and the partnership between students, teachers, and parents and requires (a) at least one parent teacher conference, (b) frequent progress reports to parents, and (c) reasonable access to school staff with opportunities as a classroom observer and participant. The Title I teacher will keep on file a signed compact for each Title I student.

Building the Capacity for Involvement

Staff materials and training will be provided on the value and usefulness of the contributions of parents. This in-service will instruct all school staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents of participating children as equal partners.