KMA-1 TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
K - SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS
The Uinta County School District #1 Board of Trustees believes that a high level of student performance is a shared responsibility between the school and home. This goal is dependent upon building the capacity of school staff and parents for involvement and increasing accessibility for participation of parents especially those with limited English proficiency or with disabilities.
The involvement of families in their children’s education is not limited solely to attendance at parent/teacher conferences or volunteering at school. In support of strengthening parental involvement with Title I schools, the UCSD #1 Board of Trustees establishes the following procedures for parental involvement as required by section 1118 (a)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). These procedures establish the local education agency’s expectations for parental involvement and describes how the LEA will implement specific parental involvement activities. In accordance, the school district will be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, and expects that Title I schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this definition
Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities ensuring
(A) that parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning
(B) that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at home
(C) that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child
(D) the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA
In addition, the following statutory requirements will be used to guide more specific requirements for parental involvement:
- The school district will put into operation programs, activities and procedures for the involvement of parents in all of its schools with Title I, Part A programs consistent with section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). These programs, activities and procedures will be planed and operated with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.
- Consistent with section 1118, the district will work with its schools to ensure that the required school-level parental-involvement procedures meet the requirements of section 1118 (b) of the ESEA and each include, as a component, a school-parent compact consistent with section 1118 (d) of the ESEA.
- In carrying out the Title I, Part A parental involvement requirements, to the extent practical, the school district and its schools will provide for full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents of children with disabilities including providing information and school reports required under section 1111 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform format and including alternative formats upon request and to the extent practical, in a language parents understand.
- The school district will involve parents of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions about how the one percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement is spent, and will ensure that not less than 95 percent of the one percent goes directly to the schools.
- More specifically, each school that uses funds from Title I, Part A will
- Convene an annual meeting to inform parents of the schools’ participation in Part A, to explain Part A’s requirements, and parent’s rights to be involved.
- Offer a flexible number of meetings and parent trainings and provide if necessary child care
- Involved parents in an organized, ongoing and timely way in the planning, review and improvement of Part A programs, including this school parental involvement policy
- Provide parents of participating children
- timely information about Title I services
- school performance profiles required under section 1116 (a)(3)
- their child’s individual assessment results including an interpretation of such results
- a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the specific interventions employed, and the levels of proficiency students are expected to meet
- opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and participate as appropriate in decisions relating to the education of their child
- timely responses to the suggestions made by parents that have been offered in meetings such as those described in (e) above
Develop, jointly with parents, a school-parent compact that provides the opportunity to develop strong school-family partnerships that promotes a shared responsibility for the high performance of students.