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Title I

Title I, Part A Program—Parental Involvement Policy

The Easton USD 449 School Board is committed to fostering and promoting parental involvement as required in Title I, Part A, Section 1118. To accomplish this goal, our schools will involve parents in the development of the LEA policy and the process of school review and improvement through the following types of involvement activities:

  • Parental involvement group meetings
  • Conducting parent surveys
  • Parent meetings
  • Conferences
  • School improvement meetings

Goal 1: The LEA will foster effective parental involvement strategies and support partnerships among schools, parents, and the community to improve student achievement.

Strategies for reaching goal:

1. Develop and disseminate district parental involvement policy.

2. Conduct an annual meeting to update policy for Title I, Part A program.

3. Reserve of a minimum of 1% of the Title I, Part A allocation for parental involvement, with

95% going to Title I, Part A schools.

4. Coordinate parental involvement activities with those of other programs.

5. Establish parental involvement contact person at each of the Title I, Part A schools.

Goal 2: The district will provide coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist participating schools in planning and implementing effective parental involvement.

Strategies for reaching goal:

1. Ensure, to the extent possible, that information is sent home in a language and form parents

can understand.

2. Provide a copy of the school policy at each school for parents to view as well as provide a

copy to each parent.

3. Monitor each Title I, Part A school to ensure that each school performs the following tasks:

a. Develops a parental involvement policy.

b. Offers flexible meeting times.

c. Provides information to parents about the school’s program, including parent

information guides.

d. Develops and uses a School–Parent Compact.

e. Provides training for parents in working with their child to improve academic

achievement, to include training on the PowerSchool system in order to have

real–time access to their child’s attendance and achievement.

4.  Encourage parents to visit/volunteer at school by assisting staff in developing volunteer

opportunities as well as training staff to encourage and build volunteer efforts.

5. Encourage parent participation through innovative scheduling of activities through strategies

such as holding meetings at a variety of times, such as morning and evenings, in order to

maximize the opportunities for parents to participate in school–related activities.

Goal 3: The district will build the school’s capacity for strong parental involvement.

Strategies for reaching goal:

1. Provide resources for parents to learn about child development and academic strategies that are designed to help parents become full partners in the education of their child.

2. Involve parents through an annual survey to improve school effectiveness.

3. Approve reasonable and necessary expenses associated with parental involvement activities.

Goal 4: The district will conduct, with the involvement of parents, ongoing evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy as it relates to strategies for increasing parental participation and identifying barriers to greater parent participation.

Strategies for reaching goal:

1. Survey parents annually, including questions to identify barriers to parental involvement.

2. Develop procedures for collecting parent participation documentation through sign–in lists for workshops, meetings, and conferences; schedules; brochures; meeting notes; and other means as appropriate throughout the school year.

3. Develop and disseminate an annual parent activity evaluation report to share with parents, staff, and the community.

A Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement

SEDL | National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools