918. TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT - Pg.
918. TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
The Board recognizes that parental involvement contributes to the achievement of academic standards by students participating in Title I programs. The Board views the education of students as a cooperative effort among the school, parents/guardians and community.
In compliance with federal law, the district and parents/guardians of students participating in Title I programs shall jointly develop and agree upon a written parental involvement policy. When developing and implementing this policy, the district shall ensure the policy describes how the district will:
The Board shall adopt and distribute the parental involvement policy, which shall be incorporated into the District's Title I plan and shall be evaluated annually, with parental involvement.
3. Delegation of Responsibility
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the District's Title I parental involvement policy, plan and programs comply with the requirements of federal law.
The building principal and/or Title I staff shall provide to parents/guardians of students participating in Title I programs:
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that information and reports provided to parents/guardians are in an understandable and uniform format and in a language the parents/guardians can understand.
An annual meeting of parents/guardians of participating Title I students shall be held to explain the goals and purposes of the Title I program. Parents/Guardians shall be given the opportunity to participate in the design, development, operation and evaluation of the program. Parents/Guardians shall be encouraged to participate in planning activities, to offer suggestions, and to ask questions regarding policies and programs.
In addition to the required annual meeting, additional parent/guardian meetings shall be held at various times of the day and evening. At these meetings, parents/guardians shall be provided:
If sufficient, Title I funding may be used to facilitate parent/guardian attendance at meetings through payment of transportation and child care costs.
Opportunities shall be provided for parents/guardians to meet with the classroom and Title I teachers to discuss their child's progress.
Parents/Guardians may be given guidance as to how they can assist at home in the education of their child.
Each school in the District receiving Title I funds shall jointly develop with parents/ guardians of students served in the program a School-Parental Compact outlining the manner in which parents/guardians, school staff and students share responsibility for improved student achievement in meeting academic standards. The compact shall:
State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 403.1
No Child Left Behind Act – 20 U.S.C. Sec. 6318
Board Policy – 102, 138