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Cleburne ISD Family Engagement (FE) Program

What is it?

Cleburne ISD strives to provide high-quality education for each student by partnering and building relationships with families. One way we continue to do this is by participating in the Title 1, Part A State Program. This program provides funding for low socioeconomic schools. In return, we promise to meet the expectations laid out under Section 1112 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/2019-2020%20ESSA%20Program%20Specific%20PA%205-2019.pdf

Expectations

& Objectives

Families are a child’s first teacher and you are the expert on your child. The expectation of our Family Engagement program is to partner with families for the growth and success of their students. Our staff wants to come alongside families to assist, inform, and equip them to help students grow and achieve to the best of their ability.  If a child’s parents are involved in academics, the child is more likely to have higher grades, improved behavior, better attendance, higher social skills, and resilience.  Our program objectives are:

  • To develop effective two-way communication between school and home which is linked to higher student success.
  • To support learning together which leads to better school and home life.
  • To encourage positive  parent support at home about the value of education .
  • To increase the number of Families who are Actively and Meaningfully Engaged

Cleburne ISD will:

Cleburne ISD will: (Cont.)

  • Involve parents in the development of the Title 1 program plan, including the Parent and Family Engagement Policy.
  • Policy must be developed jointly, agreed upon, and distributed to parents and family members of participating children.
  • Cleburne ISD website
  • Letter sent/mailed home
  • Social media
  • Campus communication platforms
  • Policy must be annually reviewed and revised by a committee of parents.
  • Ensure parent representation on District Advisory Team (DAT)
  • Ensure parent representation on the Student Health Advisory Committee. (SHAC)
  • Ensure parent representation on the Safety and Security Committee
  • Provide coordination, technical assistance, and other support to build the capacity of families.
  • Provide assistance to parents of children served by Title 1 schools, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as:
  • the challenging State academic standards
  • State and local academic assessments
  • how to monitor a child’s progress and
  • work with educators to improve the achievement of the children
  • Provide the qualifications of a child’s teacher, upon request
  • Provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s achievement, such as,
  • Using district technology (including education about the harms of copyright piracy), as appropriate, to foster parental involvement
  • Homework assistance and resources
  • Educate teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, and other school leaders and staff in:
  • The value and utility of contributions of parents, how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners,
  • Implement and coordinate parent programs,
  • Build ties between parents and the school
  • To the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate parent engagement programs/activities with other Federal, State, and local programs, including public preschool programs.
  • Conduct other activities that support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children, including parent volunteer opportunities and training for such.
  • Ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents in a format and, to the extent practical, in a language the parents can understand. Link to CISD Translation Policy below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i4kYJGUhrwDj4aoMe4MQxKBNgpzpSJui/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=110283172658832963563&rtpof=true&sd=true
  • English and Spanish
  • Marshallese translation upon request
  • TIN (Translation Interpretation Network) phone system
  • Provide such other reasonable support for parental engagement activities as parents may request in surveys.
  • Provide the following trainings, activities, and opportunities to parents
  • Enrollment Extravaganza: Thursday, July 27, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Skyward and SmartTag: Monday, July 31, 6:00 p.m.
  • Skyward and SmartTag: Thursday, August 3, 6:00 p.m.
  • Smith Intermediate Jacket Camp Fifth Grade: August 11
  • Smith Intermediate Jacket Camp Sixth Grade August 14
  • Wheat Middle School Jacket Camp: August Date TBD
  • Campus Meet the Teacher Nights: August
  • Campus annual Title 1 meetings: Date TBD
  • Multicultural Fair: Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Parent CPR Class: Date TBD
  • Mental Health Awareness Training: September 7, 2023
  • Social Media Safety: November 9, 2023

For more information contact:

Family Outreach Coordinator

817-202-1183