A. T. LEVY SCHOOL

TITLE 1 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY

Title 1 regulations require that each school served under Title 1 jointly develop with and distribute to parents of participating children a written parental involvement policy agreed on by the parents.

This requirement supports the mission of A. T. Levy School, which provides:

A SAFE environment where we celebrate diversity, support one another, empower students to take care of themselves and those around them, and work together toward a common purpose;

A WELCOMING environment where all are invited to contribute to the mission of the school, and where the education of our students is viewed as the responsibility and privilege of everyone in the community;

A NURTURING environment where energetic, enthusiastic, compassionate teachers are committed to meeting the needs of every learner and bringing out the best in each;

A RIGOROUS environment where hard work, perseverance, intellectual risk-taking, and personal best is expected of everyone, every day;

A VIBRANT environment where inspiration sparks learning, mistakes are viewed as opportunities, knowledge is eagerly sought and embraced, and minds are open to endless possibilities;

A FOUNDATION for a lifelong love of learning.

POLICY INVOLVEMENT

A. T. Levy School is a Title I targeted assistance school and as such will:

Convene an orientation at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to inform parents of their school’s participation and to explain the requirements, and the right of parents to be involved.

Parents are involved in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review and improvement of Title I Programs. This takes place through:

Parents of participating children are provided timely information about the Title I Program, as well as a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.

This will be done through:

SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH EXPECTATIONS OF ALL STUDENTS

As a component of the parental involvement policy, Levy School has jointly developed with parents a compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. This commitment will be demonstrated through:

BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT

To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership between the Levy School Community and the parent community to improve student academic achievement, our school will:

ACCESSIBILITY

In carrying out Levy School’s parental involvement commitment, the school shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language such parents can understand.

Levy will ensure that parent involvement activities are accessible to all parents by providing the following:

This policy was developed and adopted by the Austin T. Levy School Improvement Team and it will be in effect for the 2015-2016 school year.

This policy was reviewed and amended on March 13, 2015.

Policy Review Committee Members:

Lisa Harpin, Title I Coordinator

Candis Boucher, Title I Family Involvement Coordinator

Julie Mayhew, ATL Principal

Valerie Fleury, Title I Math Teacher

Diana Izzi, Title I Reading Specialist  

Julie Bouzan, Title I Parent