Foyil Public Schools
District Parent and Family Engagement Policy
August 15, 2018 updated
Foyil Public Schools believes that the parent and school are a team. In our Title I program we will strive to include the parent in all aspects of the child’s learning experience. We want our children that are served in the Title I program to have every opportunity possible to learn not only at school but also at home.
Foyil schools will conduct a Title I meeting before the beginning of school and develop a Title I plan along with the participation of teachers, administrators, and parents.
Part I. General Expectations
Foyil Public Schools agree to implement the following programs, activities and procedures consistent with section 1118 of the ESEA.
* Programs, activities, and procedures will be planned and operated through the Title I committee. Careful consideration shall be given to responses from the parental surveys.
* Consistent with section 1118, the Foyil Title I Program will require a school- parent compact.
* The Foyil Title I program will follow the guidelines for parental involvement consistent with section 1112 of ESEA.
* Consistent with section 1111 of ESEA, the Foyil Title I program will provide, if requested, all program information and school reports in an understandable and uniform format, and in a language that the parent can understand.
* Consistent with section 1112 of ESEA, a dissatisfied parent of a participating child, will submit in writing complaints or comments to the Title I program director. If the director deems it necessary, the complaint or comment may be directed to the Title I committee for further consideration. If the committee deems it necessary, it may direct the complaint to the LEA for final resolution.
* The Foyil Title I program’s allocation is below the requirement of one percent set aside for parental involvement.
* The Foyil Title I program will be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, and 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, including ensuring –
A. that parents play an important role in assisting their child’s learning:
B. that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in the
child’s education at school;
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. carrying out of other activities, such as those described in
section 1118 of the ESEA.
Part II. Description of the Foyil Title I program’s implementation of the required parental involvement policy components
1. The Foyil Public Schools Title I program will take the following actions to involve parents in joint development of parental involvement plan under section 1112 of the ESEA:
a. Publicly announced Title One meetings
b. Parent surveys
c. Title I committee meetings that include a parent
2. The Foyil Public Schools Title I program will take the following actions to involve parents in the process of school review and
Improvement under section 1116 of the ESEA:
a. Committee will meet and evaluate and determine the weaknesses and strengths of the district and access the best course of action to take.
b. District will notify all parents of the identification and outline, the course of action to be taken by the district.
3. The Foyil Public Schools Title I program will provide the following assistance and support to implement effective parental
involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance:
a. parental involvement/annual meeting held on the first conference night to answer questions and gain input from the parents
b. Books are available in the parent library for the parent to gain knowledge about reading and math and how to help their children improve their skills.
c. the Title I staff is available to help the parent interpret test scores and help solve problems with a child’s work habits and improve study skills.
4. The Foyil Public Schools Title I program may coordinate and intergrate parental involvement strategies of other programs upon implementation
5. The Foyil Public Schools Title I program will annually conduct the following to implement and revise the policies and plan;
a. The Title I staff will conduct parent and teacher meetings at times conducive to parent work schedules. Parents may be actively involved in the discussions.
b. Parent surveys that are sent home are sent home so the parents can make recommendations for changes and give ideas on how to improve the program.
6. The Foyil Public Schools Title I program may build the schools’ and parent’s capacity for strong parental involvement through the
following activities described below:
A. The Foyil Public Schools Title I program will provide assistance to parents of participating children in understanding topics such as the following, by undertaking the actions described in this paragraph:
· the State’s academic content standards
· the State’s student academic achievement standards
· the State and local academic assessments including alternate assessments
· the requirements of Part A
· how to monitor their child’s progress,
· how to work with educators
a. parental involvement meetings
b. parent conferences on site and or by telephone
d. progress reports sent at sent home regularly
f. State Dept. of Education meetings and other types of staff development
g. encourage parents to utilize the check out materials to improve students skills in reading and math. Materials available are flash cards, books.
B. The Foyil Public Schools Title I program will educate its teachers in how to reach out to, communicate with and work with parents of Title I participating children as equal partners and encourage better parent involvement and build ties between parents and schools by:
1. meet with teachers of participating students and inform them of reading and math abilities and test scores
2. seek ideas to develop better teacher/parent relationships
3. brainstorm ideas to enhance student success
4. increase teacher awareness of the schools’ responsibility to improve parent involvement
C. Upon implementation of other state or federal programs, the Foyil Public Schools Title I program may integrate and coordinate parental involvement activities to the extent feasible and appropriate.
D. The Foyil Public Schools Title I program will take the following action to ensure that information related to the
school and parent-programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and simple format, including alternative formats upon request, and to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand:
1. use of computer technology to communicate with disabled parents
2. verbal communication for non-readers
3. an interpreter if necessary and requested for non- English speaking parent
4. all information or correspondence in the native language if requested and deemed necessary
5. parent teacher communication
Part III. Foyil Public Schools Title I program’s discretionary parental involvement policy components
* consider parents input when developing training for professional staff
* help and encourage a non-reading parent to locate and take part in a local literacy training program
* may assist in child care and transportation to enable the parent to attend school related workshops
* encourage parents to coop with other parents
* increase parental involvement by scheduling parent conferences at a variety of times throughout the year
* adopting and implementing model approaches to improving parental involvement
* establish a Title I committee composed of teachers, administrators and parent
* providing other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under section 1118 as parents may request
Foyil Public schools will meet annually to re-evaluate the Title I plan and the Parent Family and Engagement policy