Title I Parent Engagement Guidelines

  • This plan has been developed with the input of parents, teachers, and administrators. It will be reviewed annually.

    Daniel Boone Area School District Board Policy 918 - Title I Parent and Family Engagement

    Annual Meeting

    The district will ensure any Title I school(s) will hold a Parent meeting each fall to explain the school’s participation in Title I programing, the school-parent compact, and explain the requirements for their child to receive services from the program. Feedback from parents both verbally and through a written response to questions will be used to assist in the development, planning, and implementation of the building and Title I program and the associated application. The building will also host a least a second parent meeting this will take place in the spring. Zoom meetings will be done in place of face-to-face meetings in accordance with DBASD Health and Safety plan during the pandemic.

    Parent Conferences

    The District will ensure parent conferences at least twice a year. This year conferences will be held on November 23rd, 24th, and February 11th.


    The district will use Blackboard Connect, our website, social media, emails, and letters to communicate with families. Information will be presented in a language that the families can understand. The district will provide translation services at parent meetings if necessary.


    The district will provide for babysitting to eliminate a major barrier to participation if face-to-face meetings are possible. We will partnering clubs such as the key club to help provide these services. If we are unable to do so aides will be hired to facilitate this. The district will also ensure that afternoon and evening meetings are available for parents working different shifts. The district will solicit information from a parent survey conducted at parent meetings. The district will on occasion discuss Title programming informally with stakeholders. Information from these discussions will be used to modify the program if needed. If any board policy changes need to be made it will follow standard board procedures which include a review by the policy committee and multiple readings from the board.

    Professional Development

    The district administration will coach Title I instructors and make suggestions about parental engagement, as necessary. The district will review activities from parent engagement nights and provide monetary support as necessary. The district will send teachers to professional development as appropriate.

    Parent Involvement

    Besides participation in the parent meetings/workshops, parents will receive newsletters receive phone calls, and periodical updates about their child’s performance. The newsletter will be paid for by the district. Parents will have the opportunity to formulate suggestions and participate in decisions relating to the education of the children. The school shall educate teachers and other associated personnel as to the value and utility of contributions of parents and family members as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents, family members, and the school.

    Provide and Collect Information

    The school(s) will provide parents of participating students with timely information concerning Title I programs through newsletters, online resources, meetings, workshops, curriculum documents, progress reports, and standardized assessment reports.

    Equal Partners

    The school with support from the LEA and parents will to the extent possible provide opportunities to educate teachers, principals, and staff on topics such as how to work with parents as equal partners, coordinate and implement parent programs and build ties between home and school

    Community Partnerships

    The district will maintain its partnership with the Pottstown Wellness Foundation and other community organizations to help meet the needs of Title I and homeless students. The district will continue to develop relationships with businesses, pre-schools, and service organizations. The school district will coordinate with our local head start program and develop an MOU

    School-Parent Compact

    The district will ensure there is a school-parent compact with input from others. This compact outlines the school’s responsibility to provide a high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment while outline the parent’s responsibility in supporting the learning process. The compact incorporates strategies to maintain communication between teachers and parents including parent conferences twice each year.

    Parent Resources

    The district will provide funds to the school to provide information regarding child development, parenting methods, and other parenting-related materials. These materials will help parents become full partners in their child’s education. The district will purchase a subscription to a newsletter that will help parents help their children.

    Curriculum & Assessment of the Program

    The district will have a standards-based curriculum. The district will ensure that students identified for the Title I program receive instruction based upon their academic needs. The district will work with the teachers and Parents in an ongoing assessment of the program. The district will use Dibels for K students and F& P assessments for students in grades 1 and 2 to assist.

    Reviewed 8/1/2018, 3/19/2019, 4/15/2019, 4/16/2019, 6/6/2019, 7/10/2019, 5/21/2020, 8/3/2020, 10/12/2020