Title I Parent Engagement Guidelines
This plan has been developed with the input of parents, teachers, and administrators. It will be reviewed annually.
The district’s school(s) will hold a Parent meeting each fall to explain the school’s participation in Title 1 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 one program and the associated application. Each building will also host a least a second parent meeting
The school will hold parent conferences at least twice a year.
The district will use blackboard connect, our website, social media, 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. We will partner with high school clubs where appropriate. If we are unable to do so aides will be hired to facilitate this. The district will also ensure that an afternoon and evening time is 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.
The district administration will coach title one 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.
Besides participation in the parent meetings/workshops parents will receive newsletters receive phone calls and periodical updates about their child’s performance. Parents will have the opportunity to formulate suggestions and participate in decisions relating to the education of the children as appropriate. 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 timely information concerning Title I programs through newsletters, online resources, meetings, workshops, curriculum documents, progress reports, and standardized assessment reports.
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
The school will develop appropriate partnerships with businesses, community organizations such as pre-schools, and service organizations. The school district will meet with headstart and Pre-K counts at least once a year to coordinate with them.
The school will develop a school-parent compact with input from others. This compact outlines the school’s responsibility to provide 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.
The school will 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.
Curriculum & Assessment of the program
The curriculum is based on the PA academic standards. Students identified for the title one program receive instruction based upon their academic needs. The school aid parents in their understanding of the standards and assessments during a parent meeting. Parents in an ongoing assessment of the program.
Reviewed 8/1/2018, 3/19/2019, 4/15/2019, 4/16/2019, 6/6/2019, 7/10/2019