LCES Input Meeting 2020-2021
The federal law requires that each school system receiving funds jointly develop with parents and family members of all participating children the district-level and school-level parent and family engagement policies or plans, school-parent compacts, opportunities to build school staff capacity, and if the school system receives more than $500,000 in Title I, Part A funds a budget for a one percent set-aside for parent and family engagement activities. We ask for your input because we want to partner with you in helping your child succeed.
Annual Parent and Family Engagement Evaluation
Each year, we conduct an annual evaluation to ask parents to help us determine the effectiveness of the parent and family engagement program in improving the academic quality of the Title I schools, including identifying possible barriers to greater participation of parents in activities and programs. Additionally, school systems will use the findings from the annual evaluation to design evidence-based strategies for more effective family engagement and to revise the Title I parent and family engagement policies.
District Parent and Family Engagement Policy or Plan
This plan describes how the district will carry out its obligation to conduct outreach and provide activities, programs, and procedures to all parents of Title I students. Based on federal law, the Georgia Department of Education requires that the plan must include, at a minimum, the following. Jointly Developed, Annual Title I Meeting, Communication, Capacity Building of School Staff, Capacity Building of Parents, Coordination of Services and the district parent and family engagement policy should discuss the use of the funds”
Do you agree that the District Parent Advisory should meet bi monthly? Would you be interested in serving on this advisory? If yes, please leave your name and contact information on the provided form.
Do you agree with the LCSS District hosting an Annual National Family Engagement Event? Do you have any suggestions on how this event can be improved? *
Do you agree with monthly family recognition on the TV monitor located in the District Parent Resource Room? *
Are there any families engagement activities you think the District Parent Coordinator and the community should provide for Lamar County families? *
Would you like to participate in the planning and implementation of the parent and family engagement program? *
How often do you visit the school district website? *
Please describe any hobbies, talents, interests, or work experiences that you could share with the parents, staff, or students at your child’s school. *
What ways can parent and family engagement be strengthened within the school district? *
How can the school improve on actively engaging parents, family members, and the community in the activities of the school? *
Do you approve the Lamar County School System District Parent/Family Engagement Plan for the 2020-2021 school year? *
School Parent Engagement Plan
This plan describes how the school will carry out its obligation to conduct outreach and provide activities, programs, and procedures to all parents of Title I students. Based on federal law, the Georgia Department of Education requires that the plan must include, at a minimum, the following. Jointly Developed, Annual Title I Meeting, School-Parent Compact, Communication, Capacity Building of School Staff, Capacity Building of Parents, Coordination of Services, Reservation of Funds.
LCES goals for the 2020-2021 school year entails:
ELA: Increase the percentage of students reading on grade level by 5% as measured by Lexile scores on the Georgia Milestones End of Grade Assessment.

Math: 75% of students (grade 3-5) will meet or exceed standards on the End of Grade Georgia Milestones Assessment with an emphasis on number sense and numeration.
Do you agree with the LCES goals for the 2020-2021 school year: *
Let's Get Together
LCES will provide the following activities to build partnerships with parents:
Do you have any suggestions for the activities to build partnership listed above? *
School-Parent Compact
The compact outlines shared responsibilities between schools/teachers, parents, and students that are focused on supporting student academic success.
What are the TWO academic focus areas you want the school to work on? *
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The LCES School-Parent Compact explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students achieve the challenging Stage academic standards. Do you agree with the responsibilities of teachers, parents, and students? If not, what responsibility would you include in school-parent compact? See below *
LCES School-Parent Compact
Teachers and staff please check the list below of the topics you feel parents should know more about.
The school-parent compact is an agreement that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high standards.
Building Parents Capacity *
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Parents please check the list below of the topics you feel teachers should know more about.
The school-parent compact is an agreement that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high standards.
Building Capacity of Staff *
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Family Engagement Budget
Our school funds for this school year from Title I, Part A. At least 1% of that amount has been set aside for parent and family engagement. Specifically, those funds are being used for:
Budget
Do you agree with how the funds will be spent this year? *
Do you have any suggestion you would like to provide? *
Do you approve the District and School Parent and Family Engagement Policy or Plan, School-Parent Compact, Building School Staff Capacity, and the Family Engagement Budget for the 2020-2021 school year? *
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