Parental Involvement In the Title I Program
The school district will jointly develop with parents a School-Parent-Student Compact that outlines shared responsibility for improved student academic achievement.
The school district recognizes the unique needs of students who are being served in its Title I program, and the importance of parental involvement in the Title I program.† Parental Involvement in the Title I Program shall include, but is not limited to:
1. An annual meeting to which all parents of participating children will be invited.† Invitations may take the form of notes sent with students or announcements in the school newsletter.† Additional meetings may be scheduled, based upon need and interest for such meetings.
2. An explanation of the details for the childís and parentsí participation, including but not limited to: curriculum objectives, type and extent of participation, parental input in educational decisions, coordination and integration with other district programs, and evaluations of progress.† This will include the development of the Districtís School Improvement Plan, Title I Self-Review Documents, Title I Plan, as well as planning of effective parental involvement activities.
3. Opportunities for parent involvement activities, such as training on ways to support childrenís learning.† This opportunity may include, but is not limited to, attendance at the annual Nebraska State Title I Parent Involvement Conference. The goal of these parent activities is to provide parents with opportunities to participate in decisions relating to the education of their students, where appropriate.
4. The district will, to the extent practicable, provide parents of limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children with opportunities for involvement in the Title I Program. Communication to parents about student progress and the districtís other Title I Program communications will be provided in the language used in the home to the extent practicable.† Responses to parent concerns will be provided in a timely manner.
5. Opportunities for parent-teacher conferences, in addition to those regularly scheduled by the school district, if requested by the parents or as deemed necessary by school district staff.
6. The district will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with other programs in the community.† These may include cooperation with other community programs such as Head Start and preschools and other community services such as the public library.†
This policy shall be reviewed annually at the annual meeting where concerned parties can have a conversation about possible changes to the Parental Involvement Policy, and the Board will either (1) alter the policy and adopt it as altered, or (2) reaffirm the policy, following a public hearing.†
Adopted on: November 14, 2011
Revised on: August 12, 2013
Reviewed on: June 9, 2014
Reviewed on:† March 14, 2016
Revised on:† June 13, 2016