Policy - KBF-E2


                                                                                                    CANCELS SHEET DATED: NEW

                                                                              REVIEWED BY POLICY COMMITTEE:2/9/11





The Board endorses the parent involvement goals of Title I and encourages the regular participation by parents/guardians in all aspects of the school system's Title I programs.

For the purpose of this policy, “parents/guardians” includes other family members involved in supervising the child's schooling.



            In compliance with federal law, SAD #74 will develop jointly with, agree on with, and     distribute to parents of children participating in the school system's Title I programs a written    district-level parent involvement policy.

            Annually, parents/guardians will have opportunities to participate in the evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the district's parent involvement policy and in using the findings of          the evaluation to design strategies for more effective parent involvement and to make revisions        to the policy.



            As required by law, each school in the school district that receives Title I funds shall jointly           develop with parents/guardians of children served in the program a school parent/guardian involvement policy, including a “School-Parent Compact” outlining the manner in which      parents, school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic            achievement in meeting state standards. The school policy will be distributed to          parents/guardians of children participating in the school's Title I programs.

            The “School-Parent Compact” shall:

            A.        Describe the school's responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in                a supportive and effective learning environment enabling students in the Title I program                               to meet the State's academic achievement standards

            B.        Indicate the ways in which parents will be responsible for supporting their children's                                  learning, such as monitoring attendance, homework completion, monitoring television                               watching, volunteering in the classroom, and participating, as appropriate, in decisions                               related to their children's education and positive use of extra-curricular time; and

            C.        Address the importance of parent-teacher communication on an on-going basis, with, at                            a minimum, parent-teacher conferences, quarterly reports to parents, and reasonable                                   access to staff

III.       PARENT INVOLVEMENT MEETINGS                            

            Each school receiving Title I funds shall convene an annual meeting to which all    parents/guardians of eligible students shall be invited to inform them about the school's participation in Title I and to involve them in the planning, review, and improvement of the     school's Title I programs and the parent involvement policy.

            In addition to the required annual meeting, other meetings shall be held at various times for             parents/guardians of students participating in Title I programs.

            These meetings shall be used to provide parents with:

            A.        Information about programs the school provides under Title I

            B.        A description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of                          academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency level                           students are expected to meet

            C.        Opportunities to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions                                relating to the education of their children; and

            D.        The opportunity to submit comments to the district level if they are dissatisfied with the                           school-wide Title I program.

            Title I funding, if sufficient, may be used to facilitate parent/guardian attendance at meetings       through the payment of transportation and child care costs.


            Parents/guardians of children identified for participation in a Title I program shall receive from                 the building principal and Title I staff an explanation of the reasons supporting their child's     selection, a set of objectives to be addressed, and a description of        the services to be provided.    Parents will receive regular reports on their child's progress and be provided opportunities to     meet with the classroom and Title I teachers. Parents will also receive training, materials, and    suggestions as to how they can assist in the   education of their children at home.


            The Superintendent/designee shall be responsible for ensuring that the school unit's Title                I plan, programs, and parent involvement policies comply with applicable law and                                     regulations and for developing administrative procedures, as needed, to implement this                                    policy.



Legal Reference: 20 U.S.C.  § 6318


Cross Referance: KBF- E1