Title I Information

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 our mass notification system, 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

Title I Complaint Procedures

1) Referral – Complaints against schools should be referred to the District’s Federal Programs Office:

Rob Hurley, Assistant to the Superintendent
501 Chestnut Street
Birdsboro, PA 19508

2) Notice to School – The Federal Programs Office will notify the school Superintendent and Principal that a complaint has been received.  A copy of the complaint will be given to the Superintendent and Principal with directions given for the Principal to respond.

3) Investigation – After receiving the Principal’s response, the Federal Programs Office, along with the Superintendent, will determine whether further investigation is necessary.  If necessary, the Federal Programs Director and the Superintendent may do an onsite investigation at the school.

4) Opportunity to Present Evidence – The Federal Programs Director may provide for the complainant and the Principal to present evidence.

5) Report and Recommended Resolution – Once the Federal Programs Director has completed the investigation and the taking of evidence, a report will be prepared with a recommendation for resolving the complaint. The report will give the name of the party bringing the complaint, the nature of the complaint, a summary of the investigation, the recommended resolution and the reasons for the recommendation. Copies of the report will be issued to all parties involved. The recommended resolution will become effective upon the issuance of the report.

6) Follow up – The Federal Programs Director and the Superintendent will ensure that the resolution of the complaint is implemented.

7) Time Limit – The period between the Federal Programs Director receiving the complaint and resolution of the complaint shall not exceed sixty (60) calendar days.

8) Right to Appeal – Either party may appeal the final resolution to the Department of Education. Appeals should be addressed as follows:

Susan McCrone
Division of Federal Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126‐0333

Title I Transition Plans

Into the Primary Center

  • Early intervention Meeting with the Intermediate Unit and Parents

  • Meeting with Pre-K Counts Program

  • Meeting with the Headstart Program

  • Child Care Centers receive Invitations to open house

  • Kindergarten Bus Rides before the year starts

  • Parent Orientation/Meet the Teacher

Into the Intermediate Center

  • Multiple Joint meetings of the Guidance Counselors-Academic and social needs are discussed (IEP, 504, Reading levels, Math needs, etc). This occurs between the Primary Center Guidance Counselors and the Intermediate Center Guidance Counselors.

  • Discussion between title teachers at the Primary Center and Intermediate Center are ongoing

  • Building Visitation/tours for primary students who will be attending the intermediate center

  • Building Visitation/tours for intermediate center students who will be attending the middle school

  • Private tours

  • Parent Orientation for incoming primary center students

  • Parent orientations for incoming MS students

Intermediate Center to Middle School

  • Joint meetings of counselors about student needs

  • Student tours of the building

  • Move up Summer Camp

Middle School to High School

  • Bridge Day

  • Summer Freshman Orientation

  • Freshman Leadership Network

  • Student & adult mentors

  • Joint meeting of counselors between buildings about student needs